THIS IS EPISODE 163 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
Ryan Carpenter is an NHL player with the Vegas Golden Knights. He played his college hockey at Bowling Green University in Ohio, where he won the BGSU Rookie of the Year award in 2012.
In March 2014, Carpenter was signed as an undrafted free-agent by the San Jose Sharks and joined their minor league club in Worcester, Mass. He made his NHL debut on Dec. 12, 2015.
In 2016-17, he played in 11 games for the Sharks and then signed a two-year deal in June 2017. In December 2017, he was placed on waivers by San Jose but picked up the next day by Vegas, where he would thrive and help lead the expansion club to an improbable Stanley Cup Finals run.
On this episode of the podcast, we talk with Carpenter about his hockey journey, being part of a Stanley Cup Finals run with Vegas, what trusting in God looked like to him during uncertain times, how he came to faith in Christ, and his favorite NHL moment.