Robert Carpenter

Darren Walker

Carpenter is an average-sized, hardworking, two-way player. Just an okay skater, but has many other high-end intangibles to his game. He competes hard with a non-stop motor and drive to succeed. His passes are hard and on the money. Although not overly creative he can make some skilled plays with his distribution skills. His shot is hard, usually accurate and off his blade in a split second. The best asset he has, however, is his IQ and smarts both with and without the puck. He shows some solid leadership qualities, taking direction from coaches and applying that to his game, and sticking up for his teammates. Not overly physical, but he uses his intelligence to outwit opponents in one-on-one battles. He needs to add strength to his stride, and improve his foot speed and agility. (May 2014)