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Muskegon Lumberjacks acquire Hunter Carrick

By @MichaelCaples –

The Muskegon Lumberjacks are bringing a longtime Michigan resident back to the Great Lakes State.

Just before the USHL trade deadline last night, the ‘Jacks acquired Hunter Carrick, an Oakland Jr. Grizzlies alum and Penn State commit, in a three-team swap.

“Hunter is an offensive-minded defenseman who will fit right in to our system here in Muskegon,” said Muskegon GM John Vanbiesbrouck. “He will have the opportunity to earn ice time as we push toward the playoffs.”

Carrick started the 2017-18 season with the Johnstown Tomahawks of the NAHL but quickly earned a call-up to Omaha. Since, he has played in 35 games, recording 11 points and 27 penalty minutes.

He’s the younger brother of Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Connor Carrick. The Carrick family moved to Michigan during the time Connor was playing for USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program and then the OHL’s Plymouth Whalers.

Muskegon also acquired a second-round pick in the trade, which breaks down as follows:

  • Muskegon receives Carrick and their original 2nd-round, Phase I pick in the 2018 draft that they sent to Fargo in the Clayton Phillips deal.
  • Fargo receives a player to be named later, their original 9th-round, Phase I pick they sent to Muskegon in the Phillips deal, Muskegon’s 3rd round pick in the 2019 Phase I draft, Omaha’s 2nd-round, Phase II pick in the 2018 draft, Omaha’s 3rd-round Phase I pick in 2018, and Omaha’s 2nd-round, Phase II pick in 2019.
  • Omaha receives F Ryan Savage from Fargo and Fargo’s 6th-round, Phase I pick in 2018.


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