Jeff Carter of our beloved Los Angeles Kings has had quite a career. He is, however, nearing the end of his career, whether it is another 2 years or 5.
Let’s look at his career and his accomplishments to see if he is in the Hall of Fame conversation.
Drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers 11th overall in the 1st round of the 2003 draft, he has become known as not only a prolific scorer but a top-notch sniper as well. The 6-3, 219 lobs forward has played his career with the Flyers, Columbus Blue JACKETS, AND THE Kings.
He put his name on the map with the Flyers. He has accumulated 379 goals and 349 assists for 728 points in 1,003 points while recording a plus/minus of +38. He was an All-Star in 2009 and 2017 and has 2 Stanley Cups to his name, both with the Kings.
The downside to his career and Hall of Fame conversation is that he has missed 309 games in his career. Carter also does not have 500 career goals, one of the “staples” to get into the Hall of Fame if you are a forward.
Jeff Carter is a Hall of Famer, Jeff Carter is not a Hall of Famer. To me, he is not yet in the Hall of Fame if he retired at the end of the year. However, that does not mean he should not be in the discussion.
What are your opinions – does he or does he not belong in the Hall of Fame?
It was quite the day for Kings defenseman Drew Doughty. He passed current Kings GM Rob Blake as the Kings All-Time leading points producer for defensemen.
Congrats to a future Hall of Famer, Congrats Drew Doughty. Well deserved honor amongst the best ever.
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