Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Lyle Carter
His resume reads like an atlas of North America, but his time in the NHL can be pinpointed to a few weeks in the 1971-72 season with the hapless California Golden Seals.

Even in his pre-NHL days, Carter played everywhere, in New Brunswick, in the AHL, EHL, and IHL. The Canadiens had signed him but then traded him to the Seals with John French for Randy Rota in October 1971. With California he had a record of 4-7-0 and a whopping 4.12 GAA. After that, it was back to the minors for three more years before he finally retired in 1975.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1962-63 Brampton 7-Ups MTJHL 11 0 4.88
1962-63 Windsor Maple Leafs NSSHL 12 0 6.24
1963-64 Buchans Miners Nfld-Sr. 20 15 5 0 0 3.45 11 6 5 0 0 5.36
1964-65 New Glasgow Rangers NSSHL 45 0 3.76
1965-66 Orillia Pepsi-Colas OHA-Sr.
1966-67 Gander Flyers Nfld-Sr. 40 26 12 1 0 3.88 10 5 5 0 0 4.16
1966-67 Conception Bay Cee Bees Nfld-Sr. 2 0 1 0 0 2.28
1967-68 Cleveland Barons AHL 2 0 6.00
1967-68 Toledo Blades IHL 1 1 0 0 0 4.00
1968-69 Clinton Comets EHL 72 44 18 10 13 2.35 15 8 7 0 0 2.67
1969-70 Montreal Voyageurs AHL 5 0 3.12
1969-70 Clinton Comets EHL 5 3 2.20
1970-71 Montreal Voyageurs AHL 1 0 1 0 0 7.50
1970-71 Muskegon Mohawks IHL 50 30 15 4 6 2.44 6 2 4 0 0 3.33
1971-72 Baltimore Clippers AHL 6 1 2 1 0 3.79
1971-72 Salt Lake Golden Eagles WHL 9 4 3 2 0 2.89
1971-72 California Golden Seals NHL 15 4 7 0 0 4.16
1971-72 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL 5 2 3 0 0 3.87
1972-73 Salt Lake Golden Eagles WHL 35 17 14 4 1 3.58 2 2 0 0 0 3.50
1973-74 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 37 17 11 6 1 2.97 10 4 6 0 0 3.11
1974-75 Syracuse Eagles AHL 32 5 20 1 0 5.11
1974-75 Greensboro Generals SHL 4 0 4.72
NHL Totals 15 4 7 0 0 4.16


EHL North First All-Star Team (1969)
George L. Davis Jr. Trophy (EHL - fewest goals against) (1969)
IHL First All-Star Team (1971)
James Norris Memorial Trophy (IHL - fewest goals against) (1971)
James Gatschene Memorial Trophy (IHL - MVP) (1971)
Signed as a free agent by Montreal (Cleveland-AHL), March 30, 1968. Traded to California by Montreal with John French for Randy Rota, October, 1971. Claimed by Minnesota (Jacksonville-AHL) from California in Reverse Draft, June 10, 1973. Traded to Syracuse (AHL) by Minnesota for cash, August, 1974.
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