John Carlson (ice hockey)
Carlson with the Capitals in 2016
January 10, 1990|
Natick, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||218 lb (99 kg; 15 st 8 lb)|
|NHL team||Washington Capitals|
|National team||United States|
27th overall, 2008|
John Carlson (born January 10, 1990) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman currently playing for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League. He was drafted by the Capitals in the first round, 27th overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. In 2018, Carlson won his first Stanley Cup with the Capitals.
Carlson began his ice hockey career with the New Jersey Rockets Youth Hockey Organization of the Atlantic Youth Hockey League.
Carlson lived near the New Jersey Rockets Organization based in Newark, New Jersey for Tier II and Juniors and Somerset, New Jersey for Tier I. He attended St. Joseph High School in New Jersey for three years before he attended Cathedral High School in Indianapolis.
Carlson made his professional debut for the Capitals' AHL affiliate Hershey Bears on May 2, 2009 in a Calder Cup playoff game versus the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. The following night he scored his first professional goal in Game 2 of the series.
Carlson scored his first career playoff goal, which was a game tying goal with just over one minute to play in game 2 against the Montreal Canadiens, in round 1 of the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs. Later that season, he scored the game winning and Calder Cup winning goal in Game Six of the Hershey Bears/Texas Stars finals.
Carlson signed a six year, $23.8 million contract extension with the Capitals on September 14, 2012.
Carlson's 2015–16 season was interrupted by an injury that contributed to him playing in only 56 regular season games. Carlson was injured in late December 2015, and his injury emerged again throughout the second half of the 2015–16 season. Despite the injury, Carlson compiled 39 points by the end of the regular season.
In the last year of his contract, Carlson had a career year, putting up career numbers in goals and assists. He played in all 82 games during the 2017–18 season, and his success helped push the Capitals to the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs. At the conclusion of the regular season, Carlson led NHL defensemen in points and became the first Capitals defenseman since the 2009–2010 season to compile 60 points in a season.
|Representing United States|
|World Junior Championships|
|World Junior A Challenge|
Carlson was an alternate captain for the United States in the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. On January 5, 2010, Carlson scored the game-winning goal in overtime of the Gold Medal game as part of a two-goal effort to beat Team Canada 6–5. Additionally, he was named to the WJC all-star team.
In December 2010 Carlson was named to NHL.com's All-Time World Junior Championship team.
On January 1, 2014, Carlson was named to the USA Men's Ice Hockey Team for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. On February 13, 2014, Carlson scored Team USA's first goal of the tournament, at 15:27 of the first period of the opening match vs. Slovakia. His goal was scored on his first shot in the tournament, giving him consecutive goals on shots in international play for Team USA.
Regular season and playoffs
|USHL Second All-Star Team||2007–08|
|USHL All-Rookie Team||2007–08|
|London Knights MVP||2008–09|
|London Knights Booster Club Player of the Year||2008–09|
|London Knights Best Defenseman||2008–09|
|London Knights Rookie of the Year||2008–09|
|London Knights Playoff Performer of the Year||2008–09|
|World Junior Championships All-Star Team||2010|
|AHL All-Star Game selection||2010|
|Stanley Cup Champion||2018|
- "Capitals Recall WJC hero Carlson". Associated Press. 2010-01-21. Accessed 2010-01-21.
- "LaRose's shootout goal gives Hurricanes win over Capitals". cbssports.com. March 25, 2010. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
- IIHF. "Carlson does it again".
- "Capitals Re-sign John Carlson". NHL.com. September 14, 2012. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
- Khurshudyan, Isabelle (December 30, 2015). "John Carlson has MRI exam and is questionable to play Wednesday night". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
- "Capitals' Carlson out 3-4 weeks: report". NHL.com. February 27, 2016. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
Coach Barry Trotz said Friday the injury that kept Carlson out of the game was the same one that caused him to miss 12 games in January.
- "'Monster year' could land John Carlson a monster contract". ESPN.com. March 22, 2018. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
- "2017-18 Capitals Notes". NHL.com. April 10, 2018. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
- "Capitals Re-sign John Carlson". NHL.com. June 24, 2018. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
- "New champs: USA stuns Canada". iihf.com. January 14, 2010. Archived from the original on January 18, 2010.
- Chere, Rich. "Colonia's Carlson likely a high draft pick", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com June 19, 2008. Accessed October 10, 2017. "His birth certificate says Natick, Mass., but don't be confused: John Carlson is a Jersey boy. He moved to Colonia when he was 5, and grew up playing hockey for the New Jersey Rockets while watching his favorite player, Scott Stevens, and his favorite team, the Devils, at the Continental Airlines Arena."
- Oland, Ian (September 6, 2014). "John Carlson Got Married Today, Looked Really Happy". russianmachineneverbreaks.com. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
- Gormley, Chuck (June 17, 2015). "Carlson adds another child to Caps' family". nbcsports.com. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
- @Capitals (May 5, 2018). "Barry Trotz announces John Carlson had his second child last night. Both his wife and baby boy are doing well. #ALLCAPS #CapsDads" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- "Washington Capitals 2009–10 Media Guide" (PDF). Washington Capitals. Retrieved 2010-04-20.
- "U.S. National Junior Team Wins Gold at 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship with 6–5 Overtime Win over Canada". USA Hockey. 2010-01-06. Archived from the original on 2010-12-01. Retrieved 2010-04-20.
- "PlanetUSA AHL All-Stars 2010 All-Star Game Roster". theahl.com. Retrieved 2010-03-13.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
- John Carlson on Twitter
|Awards and achievements|
| Washington Capitals first round draft pick