NHL: former Quebec scout Claude Carrier gives up the ghost

NHL: ex-Quebec scout Claude Carrier returns home me


Former Quebec scout Claude Carrier, who worked for the New Jersey Devils for many years, died on Saturday. He was 74 years old. 

His son Jean Carrier, journalist for the daily Le Soleil, announced the sad news on Saturday on Twitter. 

“It is with sadness that my brother and I regret to announce the death of our father, Claude Carrier. A well-known figure in the world of professional hockey scouting, he was an image of righteousness and honesty for our whole family. We miss him already.”

Claude Carrier was part of the Devils organization for nearly 35 years. He is best known for urging Devils bosses – including Lou Lamoriello – to draft legendary goaltender Martin Brodeur in 1990.

He got his hands on three Stanley Cup rings during his career, in 1995, in 2000 and in 2003.

He had been fired without warning by the New Jersey team in 2016 and had complained about the lack of tact of members of the state -major of the Devils, calling them “weak” in an interview with TVA Sports.