2008-09: Selected 15th overall by Brampton in 2008, Carrick had a minor role on a deep Brampton in his rookie year. He scored 10 goals and assisted on 11 others for 21 points.
2009-10: Carrick saw his ice-time increase in his second season with Brampton as he began to establish himself in a top-six role. He was second in team scoring with 21 goals and 21 assists in 66 games. While his numbers were fairly modest in comparison to others league wide Brampton was the lowest scoring team in the league with only 167 goals scored. Carrick was selected 144th overall by the Maple Leafs in 2010. He was ranked 147th by ISS and 90th by Central Scouting for North American skaters.
2010-11: Carrick was the second-leading scorer for offensively-challenged Brampton in his third OHL season. Despite playing an abrasive style and missing time due to injury early in the year, Carrick finished with 16 goals and 23 assists in 59 games and was -15 with 74 PMs. He skated in all four playoff games and was -3 with one assist as the Battalion, having snuck into the playoffs despite a sub-.500 record, were swept by Niagara.
While not overly big Carrick is surprisingly strong on his skates and noticeably physical. He has great two-way ability and is fearless on the ice. Offensively, Carrick can be very dangerous with the puck both in scoring and playmaking. Consistency is an issue as he tries to be a multi-purpose forward which at times makes parts of his game suffer. Carrick is at his best when he plays a simple, yet energized two-way game. He’s very willing to drop the gloves, with any size of fighter. His strong work ethic bodes well for future success.
Carrick will re-join the Brampton Battalion for his fourth OHL season where he’ll look to take a bigger role offensive with the club.
Projection: Character forward with pest ability.