Hershey Bears defenseman Connor Carrick has had an eventful season so far in the 2013-14 campaign. He started the season as a 19-year-old NHL rookie, suiting up for the Washington Capitals for three early-season contests. He was then sent to the Bears for more seasoning, where he has appeared in 13 games so far this season.
Carrick now has gotten a break from the AHL to compete for Team USA at the 2014 World Junior Championship. He and his USA teammates started this year's WJC with a solid 5-1 win over the Czech Republic, with Carrick contributing an assist on the USA's final goal of the game, scored by Vince Hinostroza.
The Orland Park, IL native has previous experience with USA Hockey, having been a part of the National Team Development Program for two seasons before moving over to the OHL to play for the Plymouth Whalers.
Carrick spoke with Hockey's Future following the win over the Czechs, a conversation that is captured in this HF video.
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