NBC Sports hockey analyst and former NHL star Anson Carter grew up in Scarborough and attended Agincourt Collegiate Institute. He played AAA hockey in the Metro Toronto Hockey League, and one season in the Metro Junior ‘A’ Hockey League for the Wexford Raiders, helping the Raiders to a league title.
Of Barbadian descent, Carter was one of the few black athletes in the NHL in the eleven seasons he played (1996 through 2007). He played in 674 NHL games, producing 202 goals and 219 assists with the Washington Capitals, Boston Bruins, Edmonton Oilers, New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, Vancouver Canucks, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Carolina Hurricanes. Anson finished his professional playing career in Switzerland with HC Lugano.
He joined NBC Sports in 2013. Now living in Atlanta, Anson founded media company Big Up Entertainment to develop film and video content for television. He’s also co-founder of the ethical clothing line SOMB (Shirt Off My Back). With a ‘buy one – give one’ philosophy, proceeds from the celebrity-endorsed line go toward providing school uniforms for children in Africa.