Get to Know Anson Carter

A former Ranger and 30-goal scorer in the NHL, Anson Carter will be one of the main contributors on The MSG Hockey Show.

  • Anson is a veteran of 674 NHL games and played 11 seasons with the Capitals, Bruins, Oilers, Rangers, Kings, Canucks, Blue Jackets and Hurricanes.
  • The Toronto native was drafted 220th overall in the 10th round by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft.
  • Anson would go on to play four years at Michigan State and had a successful collegiate career. He earned CCHA First All-Star honors 1994 and 1995.
  • Carter’s best year with the Spartans was during the 1993-94 campaign. He recorded 30 goals and 24 assists for 54 points.
  • Anson made his NHL debut with the Washington Capitals on Oct. 5, 1996, against the Chicago Blackhawks.
  • Carter scored his only playoff game-winning goal in overtime with the Boston Bruins. He helped the B’s beat the Hurricanes in Game 5 of the 1999 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
  • Carter’s penchant for the dramatic also extended to international play. He scored the game-winning goal for Team Canada at the 2003 World Championships.

  • Anson became a Ranger on March 11, 2003, after being traded from Edmonton to Broadway.
  • In 54 career games with to the Blueshirts, Carter recorded 11 goals and 11 assists.
  • Anson was traded by the Rangers to Capitals for Jaromir Jagr on Jan. 23, 2004.
  • In 674 career games, Carter recorded 202 goals and 219 assists for 421 points.
  • Off the ice, Anson has been an entrepreneur.  He founded the music label Big Up Entertainment in 2005 and is the co-founder of the clothing line SOMB (Shirt Off My Back).