John Carlson (ice hockey)
Carlson with the Capitals, January 2012.
January 10, 1990 |
Natick, MA, USA
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||218 lb (99 kg; 15 st 8 lb)|
|NHL team||Washington Capitals|
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||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. Carlson was born in Natick, Massachusetts, but grew up in Colonia, New Jersey. On Sept. 6, 2014, he married his long-time girlfriend Gina Nucci, and in June, 2015, they welcomed their firstborn child, a son they named Lucca.
Carlson began his ice hockey career with the New Jersey Rockets Youth Hockey Organization of the Atlantic Youth Hockey League.
Carlson lived in the Colonia neighborhood of Woodbridge Township, New Jersey near the New Jersey Rockets Organization based in Newark, New Jersey for Tier II and Juniors and Somerset, NJ 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.
|Competitor for 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 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|
- "Capitals Recall WJC hero Carlson". Associated Press. 2010-01-21. Retrieved 2010-01-21.
- "New champs: USA stuns Canada". iihf.com. January 14, 2010.[dead link]
- "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. Retrieved 2010-04-20.
- "PlanetUSA AHL All-Stars 2010 All-Star Game Roster". theahl.com. Retrieved 2010-03-13.
- John Carlson's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- John Carlson's player profile at NHL.com
- John Carlson's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- John Carlson on Twitter
|Washington Capitals first round draft pick