This Former Union Star is Putting the ‘Capital’ in Capital Region
Get out of the way, everyone, because the Carr is coming!
I'll see myself out.
Puns aside, it's extremely exciting to see players who called the Capital Region home during the early portion of their career succeed. Add Daniel Carr to that list, as the former Union College hockey player has been named to the Washington Capitals playoff roster as the team faces off against the Boston Bruins. The speedy Carr (okay, that one wasn't intended) is in his first season with the Capitals organization, and will look to help the franchise win their second Stanley Cup in four seasons.
Carr played in six regular season games for the Capitals, tallying one assist while also taking a penalty. He spent a portion of the season overseas as well, playing for HC Lugano out of Switzerland. He was a point-per-game player while playing in the Swiss league, with eight points in as many games.
Carr was an absolute beast with the Union Dutchmen, scoring 157 points in 160 games, a point total that ranks second in the history of the storied program. His 78 goals are also a program record, ahead of fellow professional hockey players like Mike Vecchione and Spencer Foo.
Carr's success has translated to the AHL as well, which is the league directly below the NHL. He had finished Top 10 or higher in the league in points in each of the last two seasons (before this one), scoring a combined 121 points in 99 games. Carr got his first break in the NHL with the Montreal Canadiens in 2015, and had 16 points with the Habs in the 2017-18 season. It's been a struggle to stay in an NHL lineup consistently since then, and Carr has bounced around as a result. He's spent the last three seasons with the Golden Knights, Predators and Capitals organizations, respectively.
That said, he's a part of the Capitals now as they embark on their quest for the Cup, so keep an eye out for Carr and the Caps as the Stanley Cup Playoffs roll on.