Remembering a former Golden Knight featuring William Carrier

The "Misfits" are an iconic staple of Vegas Golden Knights history. Here's how one "Misfit" flew under the radar to help them win their first Stanley Cup.
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Where is William Carrier now?

William Carrier wasn't expected to return to the Vegas Golden Knights this offseason. With the team looking for cap space, they needed to make necessary cuts. Therefore, the "Golden Misfit" signed a six-year, $12 million deal with the Carolina Hurricanes. Believe it or not, the Hurricanes also lost a big name themselves, with Jake Guentzel heading to Tampa Bay. Golden Knights fans can empathize with Carolina fans after losing Jonathan Marchessault to Nashville.

As for the forward, he gets security in the form of a long-term deal. Being signed through the 2029-30 season is a good deal for a fourth-line player. Overall, former Golden Knights have had a good free agency period, with names like Chandler Stephenson getting lucrative contracts. Carrier is no different, for he'll fit in with a competitive team.

People might forget about Carrier and what he brought to the table. He was a big body that made the fourth line strong and physical. Plus, he provided quality scoring on that line, making it one of the best in the NHL. Without him, there will be some sizable skates to fill, specifically with the standards he set.