Apr 1, 2014; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; New York Rangers forward Daniel Carcillo (13) skates against the Vancouver Canucks during the second period at Rogers Arena. The New York Rangers won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

New York Rangers Daniel Carcillo: Player Report Card

Player Name:

Daniel Carcillo #13

Position:

 Forward- Left Wing

Personal Stats:

Height: 6’0″

Weight: 203lbs

Shoots: Left

Season Numbers: (combined from Rangers and Kings)

Games Played: 57

Points: 5

Goals: 4

Assists: 1

Shots on Goal: 44

Hits: 112

Blocked Shots: 21

Penalties In Minutes (PIM): 100

Average Time On Ice (TOI): 9:17

Strengths:

The New York Rangers acquired Carcillo from the Los Angeles Kings shortly after Derek Dorsett broke his leg in January.  Carcillo is a pest, he’s a gritty guy who isn’t afraid to drop mitts when the situation arises. He defends his teammates and is a fourth line grinder. He isn’t a liability on the ice unless he takes a trip to the “sin bin”, then the penalty kill goes to work.

Weaknesses:

 Carcillo really isn’t the player people are used to seeing anymore. When he played for the Philadelphia Flyers, he had a reputation for being tough as nails, something happened between his time in Phoenix and Los Angeles that left him slightly wonton. He did raise the cup as a King, but his bite and tenacity have been reduced considerably in the last few years. Carcillo has only dropped mitts, and taken hard runs, at young and small players. He hasn’t been overly productive and his time on ice has yielded very little to benefit the team overall.

Post Season Prediction:

Unless Derek Dorsett gets injured I don’t see Carcillo getting much ice time.  He was a quick trade to fill in a vacancy when Dorsett was injured. Head coach Alain Vigneault, tried balancing Carcillo and Dorsett in the lineup but there isn’t room enough for both, Dorsett fits the team better. I see Carcillo sitting, in the press box, a LOT.

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