Eric Carreras started skating when he was two years old when his dad took him to the rink every weekend for the public skate. He started playing hockey two years later. “I was four years old and fell in love with the game,” said Carreras. The 5’ 9” – 140 pound native of West Chester, PA will now be putting his years of hockey development to work in the NAHL as a member of the Lone Star Brahmas.
What kind of player is Carreras? US Hockey Report gave the following evaluation after scouting a showcase that he participated in. “Small, but plays big. Strong on the puck, and tenacious without it. Makes plays in tight spaces and has an effective shot.” Having grown up near Philadelphia and having Flyers season tickets, Carreras took a lot of cues from Claude Giroux. “I look at what he does that makes him so successful and I try to emulate that on the ice,” Eric said. “I would describe myself as a play maker. I like to set up plays and help teammates succeed as well.”
He was a prolific scorer playing for West Chester Henderson HS scoring 80 points on 35G – 45A his senior season prompting his coach Scott DiRico to label him as the best player in the entire state. Carerras said he really doesn’t read much into anything like that. “My team had a great season and I had a lot of help on the ice from my line mates.” He went on to say “I just try to get better every time I step on the ice whether it’s for practice or games.”