Matt Carkner

New York Islanders #7 - Defenseman

  • Born: 11/03/80
  • Age: 33
  • Height: 6-5
  • Weight: 234
2013-14 Islanders 53 0 3 3 -10 149 0 0 0 50

[Bits] Nelson love; Stockton sweep; Bettman talk


Starting you off this morning: Sale-schmail, TV for the Isles pups at the IIHF WC, and at least one Isles team is in the playoffs and doing well.

Isles vs. Sens: Last trip home


For their final home game of the season, tonight the New York Islanders host the Ottawa Senators, and they can't even pretend to play the role of spoiler.

[Gameday Bits] Closing out with Goofus and Gallant


The Ottawa Senators bring Chris Neil to town, the New York Islanders recall Brett Gallant.

Brett Gallant Gets the Call


Brett Gallant is the latest recipient of the New York Islanders' "in the family" goodwill approach, so he'll get an unexpected NHL debut after being recalled from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

CBJ 4, Isles 0: PK rolls over as tanks roll in


If only there were no such thing as special teams, this game would have been close and entertaining. Alas, absent that EA Sports version of the world, the New York Islanders' penalty kill undid...


Matt Calvert takes on a giant, loses

The biggest non-fight of the year featured two very differently sized men.

Isles Usage Chart: Calvin de Haan's nice bubble


A look at the New York Islanders player usage charts shows who is used for offense, who is used for defense, and who's handling it well.

Isles-Devils Preview: Life without Tavares


Tonight's big storyline is the Islanders will meet the Devils without John Tavares, who will miss tonight's game (lower body injury) for the first time in three seasons, or 245 games.

Caps-Isles Preview: Behold, prodigal Patrick bros


The Caps meet the Islanders for the first time under the new alignment, with transient-November second place in the Metro on the line, and Alexander Ovechkin expected back in the lineup.

Analytics and the Hamonic-MacDonald Split, Take II


Though fans traditionally see Andrew MacDonald and Travis Hamonic as a strong "shutdown" pair, that may be by default and assumption rather than actual evidence.

Isles Bits: Pulock, Carkner, JT, McAdam


Our Ziggy Palffy retirement tribute is over (maybe...almost), so we can return to some other good summer hockey diversions, some of which even relate to the Islanders.

Islanders, Hickey Agree to Terms on 2-year deal


The New York Islanders have re-signed restricted free agent Thomas Hickey to a two-year deal.

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