Carpenter is a right-handed winger/ center who was waived by the San Jose Sharks. He was one of the seven forwards protected by the Sharks in the Expansion Draft but after only recording one point in 16 games he was placed on waivers.
The Golden Knights now have 24 men on the roster, so they will have to make a corresponding move today. That will likely be Stefan Matteau being placed on waivers and sent back to Chicago. (Update: As of 11:03 AM, Matteau has been removed from the Golden Knights roster on the team’s site.)
Carpenter will join the team at practice today or tomorrow and is eligible to play for the Golden Knights Thursday against the Pittsburgh Penguins.