Iowa inks Carter to PTO

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The Iowa Wild announced on Saturday the club has signed veteran NHL forward Ryan Carter to a professional tryout agreement.

Carter, 33, is in his 11th pro season after spending last year with the NHL’s Minnesota Wild, scoring seven times and totaling 12 points in 60 games played. He also made two Stanley Cup Playoff appearances.

The White Bear Lake, Minn., native played two seasons for Minnesota from 2014-15, compiling 10 goals and 25 points in 113 games. In all, Carter has played in 473 NHL games, scoring 47 goals and setting up 52 others for 99 career points. Carter helped the New Jersey Devils to the 2012 Stanley Cup Final.

Carter started his pro career with the AHL’s Portland Pirates in 2006-08, playing in 89 games. For his AHL career, the 6-foot-1, 205-pound wing has 19 goals and 22 assists for 41 points, to go along with 123 minutes in penalties.

Carter played collegiately at Minnesota State University – Mankato. In two seasons, Carter posted 34 goals and 58 points in 76 games.