An 11-year NHL veteran, Anson Carter serves as a studio analyst for NBC Sports’ NHL coverage, appearing on pre- and post-game shows NHL Live and NHL Overtime. He also leads NBC Sports’ Hockey Culture initiative, which launched in August 2020.
Since joining NBC Sports in 2013, Carter has provided studio analysis of its coverage of the NHL regular season, Stanley Cup Playoffs and Stanley Cup Final, and the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. In addition, Carter has been a game analyst on NBC Sports’ Notre Dame Fighting Irish college hockey coverage.
In the summer of 2020, Carter created Hockey Culture, a multi-platform content offering dedicated to bringing equality and inclusion to the sport of hockey by addressing contemporary topics within the sport, aiming to promote diversity around the game and on the ice, and increasing community engagement with hockey. Hockey Culture’s dedicated YouTube Channel features interviews with guests that span the sport.
Over the course of his 11 NHL seasons from 1996 through 2007, Carter played in 674 games, scoring 202 goals and registering 219 assists with the Washington Capitals, Boston Bruins, Edmonton Oilers, New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, Vancouver Canucks, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Carolina Hurricanes.
In 2005, Carter founded Big Up Entertainment, a record label specializing in hip hop music. Carter is also a co-founder of the clothing line SOMB (Shirt Off My Back). Proceeds from sales go towards providing uniforms for underprivileged youth in Africa.
A native of Toronto, Canada, Carter attended Michigan State University and currently resides in Atlanta, Ga.