May 3, 1963|
Winchester, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)|
San Jose Sharks|
|National team||United States|
John A. Carter (born May 3, 1963 in Winchester, Massachusetts and raised in Woburn, Massachusetts) is an American retired professional ice hockey player who played for the Boston Bruins and San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League.
Carter had a 10-year career jumping between the NHL and AHL. In a 1993 preseason game, he suffered a serious eye injury. After eight eye surgeries in the next few years, his eye finally had to be removed in 1996, leading to his retirement.
In 1990, while playing for the Boston Bruins, Carter had a relationship with Joanne Presti, which resulted in a daughter, Alyssa, born in 1991. The couple was never married and Carter was not involved in his daughter's life – he said in 2004 that he had only met his daughter once. In January 2004, Joanne Presti and daughter Alyssa Presti were brutally murdered in their home in Woburn, Massachusetts. Joanne had also been raped. While Carter, being Alyssa's biological father, was questioned by police, but his voluntary DNA sample did not match DNA found at the scene.
Regular season and playoffs
|1986–87||Moncton Golden Flames||AHL||58||25||30||55||60||6||2||3||5||5|
|1991–92||Kansas City Blades||IHL||42||11||15||26||116||15||6||9||15||18|
|1991–92||San Jose Sharks||NHL||4||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1992–93||Kansas City Blades||IHL||9||4||2||6||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|1992–93||San Jose Sharks||NHL||55||7||9||16||81||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honors
|All-ECAC Hockey Second Team||1983–84|||
|AHCA East First-Team All-American||1983–84|||
|All-ECAC Hockey First Team||1984–85|||
|AHCA East Second-Team All-American||1984–85|||
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- "Ex-Wife, Daughter of Former RPI Star Murdered". ushr.com. January 8, 2004. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
- Vincent, Gordon (March 12, 2007). "Defendant had 'no idea' how DNA was at scene". Woburn Daily Times. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
- "New England Nightmare". Nightmare Next Door. Season 2. Episode 208. March 11, 2012. 44 minutes in. Investigation Discovery. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
- "ECAC All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
- "Men's Ice Hockey Award Winners" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
- John Carter career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- John Carter Interview with Ron MacLean (1990) on YouTube
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