Brandon Carlo

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Brandon Carlo
Brandon Carlo.jpg
Born (1996-11-26) November 26, 1996 (age 22)
Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
NHL team Boston Bruins
National team  United States
NHL Draft 37th overall, 2015
Boston Bruins
Playing career 2016–present

Brandon Carlo (born November 26, 1996) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman currently playing for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Bruins in the second round, 37th overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Carlo played minor ice hockey with the Colorado Thunderbirds, and participated in the 2009 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with them.[1]

In 2013, Carlo joined the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League (WHL). During the 2014–15 WHL season, he was rewarded for his outstanding play when he was selected to take part in the 2015 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.[2] Carlo was rated as a top prospect, projected as a possible first round selection in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.[3] Carlo was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the second round, 37th overall, of the draft, using the Philadelphia Flyers' pick that was sent first to the New York Islanders, then to Boston as part of the Johnny Boychuk trade.[4]

On September 25, 2015, Carlo signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Bruins.[5] At the end of the 2015–16 WHL season and completing his junior career, Carlo joined the Providence Bruins, the American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Boston Bruins, making his professional debut.

Having made the Boston Bruins' opening night roster for the 2016–17 season, on October 13, 2016, Carlo made his NHL debut in the Bruins in the season-opening game and scored his first NHL point with an assist against the Columbus Blue Jackets.[6] His first goal came four days later on October 17, 2016, in a win against the Winnipeg Jets.[7] Carlo has been playing as part of the top defensive pairing of the Bruins in the 2016–17 season, alongside current Bruins team captain Zdeno Chára, nearly 20 years' Carlo's senior.[8]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Representing  United States
Men's ice hockey
IIHF World U20 Championship
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Finland
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament
Silver medal – second place 2013 Czech Republic/Slovakia

At age 16, Carlo was a member of the silver medal winning Team USA at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament,[9] and as an 18-year-old he competed with the United States' U20 team at the 2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2012–13 Tri-City Americans WHL 5 1 0 1 2
2013–14 Tri-City Americans WHL 71 3 10 13 66 5 0 1 1 8
2014–15 Tri-City Americans WHL 63 4 21 25 90 4 0 1 1 4
2015–16 Tri-City Americans WHL 52 5 22 27 94
2015–16 Providence Bruins AHL 7 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
2016–17 Boston Bruins NHL 82 6 10 16 59
2017–18 Boston Bruins NHL 76 0 6 6 45
2018–19 Boston Bruins NHL 72 2 8 10 47
NHL totals 230 8 24 32 151

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2013 United States IH18 2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 0 0 0 2
2015 United States WJC 5th 5 0 1 1 0
2016 United States WJC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 7 2 2 4 4
Junior totals 17 2 3 5 6

Awards and honors[edit]

Honors Year
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament Silver Medal 2013 [11]
IIHF World U20 Championship (Team USA) 2015 [12]
CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game 2015 [13]
IIHF World U20 Championship Bronze Medal 2016 [14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  2. ^ "Carlo named alternate captain of top prospects game". amshockey.com. January 2, 2015. Retrieved January 2, 2015.
  3. ^ "Brandon Carlo: The next ones". thehockeywriters.com. June 22, 2015. Retrieved June 22, 2015.
  4. ^ "Thunderbirds produce homegrown NHL picks". Denver Post. June 27, 2015. Retrieved June 27, 2015.
  5. ^ "Bruins sign Brandon Carlo to entry-level contract". Boston Bruins. September 25, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  6. ^ Merz, Craig (October 14, 2016). "Marchands five points lead Bruins past Blue Jackets". NHL.com. Retrieved October 16, 2016.
  7. ^ Haggerty, Joe (October 18, 2016). "Carlo scores first NHL goal, continues to show poise". CSNNE.com. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
  8. ^ Switaj, Karen (November 13, 2016). "Zdeno Chara and Brandon Carlo Make a Unique Pair". nhl.bruins.com. Boston Bruins. Retrieved November 13, 2016. Brandon Carlo used to be the tallest player on his team. When the 6-foot-5 defenseman would head out to the ice, the process was as simple as taking the tallest stick from the stick rack. Now, it requires a bit more notice. Carlo's defense partner these days, standing at 6-foot-9, happens to have a few inches on him. "Now, I come and I look at all the stick racks, and my sticks, I can rarely find them because they look the same size as everybody else's compared next to his," Carlo laughed. "It's pretty crazy." Everything these days is pretty crazy for the young blueliner, who has spent his first days in the NHL being paired with Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara.
  9. ^ "Brandon Carlo prospect profile". hockeysfuture.com. June 24, 2015. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
  10. ^ "NHL draft hopeful Carlo will be key for team USA". rantsports.com. December 26, 2014. Retrieved February 3, 2016.
  11. ^ "Brandon Carlo draft prospect profile". National Hockey League. June 21, 2015. Retrieved June 21, 2015.
  12. ^ "Carlo could use WJC performance to his advantage". penaltyboxradio.com. January 16, 2015. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  13. ^ "2015 CHL Top prospect game rosters". bmotopprospects.ca. January 2, 2015. Retrieved January 3, 2015.
  14. ^ "Brandon Carlo at eliteprospects.com". www.eliteprospects.com. Retrieved June 10, 2018.

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