The Minnesota Wild have extended a training camp invitation to forward Ryan Carter. Carter has played on two consecutive one year deals with the Wild, and put up 7G and 5A in 60 games last year.
The undrafted free agent signed with the Anaheim Ducks out of the NCAA in 2006, and joined the team for its Stanley Cup run in 2007. He has since played for Carolina, Florida, and New Jersey. Two seasons ago the Devils brought Carter back on a PTO, but eventually declined to sign him. The Wild, however, swooped in with a one-year deal.
Carter will be fighting for a fourth-line spot in Minnesota this season and may prove to be a stop-gap until the team’s prospects are ready. The Wild have just over $2MM in cap space, but signing Carter will not break the bank—his past performance indicates he will get somewhere close to the league minimum.