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Clark Kent. Oops, Connor Carrick
Looking a bit in awe of the sea of fans before him, 19-year old Connor Carrick eagerly signed autographs at CapsCon on Saturday. Born April 13, 1994 and hailing from Orlando Park, IL, Carrick now is the youngest player on the Caps’ roster, edging out Tom Wilson by just a little more than two weeks. The defenseman was drafted by the Caps in the 5th round (137 overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Vice president and General Manager George McPhee announced Monday that the Caps signed Carrick to a three year, entry level contract. He celebrated in Monday’s preseason loss in Boston with a first-period goal.
Prior to coming to Washington, Carrick played for the National U-18 Development Team, he helped the United States win a gold medal at the 2012 U-18 World Junior Championships, and played for the Plymouth Whalers (OHL) last season.
Fans on Facebook and Twitter are already buzzing about Carrick. Some say he looks like a young Clark Kent, but most just hope he has those “super” qualities that will help the Caps create a winning season.
Welcome to Washington, Connor, and here’s to many more Caps Conventions in your future! Let’s Go Caps!
Here’s his goal on Monday: