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John Carlson
North American Skater
Indiana, USHL
Final Rank:  17 Midterm Rank:  19
Position:  Defenseman Shoots:  Right
Height:  6' 2" Weight:  212
Born:  January 10, 1990    
Birthplace:  Natick, MA, USA
Drafted:  WSH (1st Round / 27th Overall) - Player Page
  • In his first season with the Indiana Ice, finished third overall in USHL scoring by defensemen with 37 points (9-28--37) in 2007-08.
  • He was selected to the 2008 USHL All-Star Game representing the East Division and was named the USHL Defensive Player of the Week on November 5, 2007.
  • Will attend University of Massachusetts-Amherst in the fall of 2008.
  • Was named an assistant captain of Team USA for the 2007 Under-18 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka Tournament in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
  • He began playing hockey at the age of five. His dad, who played Division III hockey, got him interested in the game and he played his entire minor hockey career for the New Jersey Rockets.
  • Credits his dad for having the biggest influence on his career and cites Donny O’Brien for giving him the best advice while helping him transition from forward to defense.
  • Patterns his game after Hall of Fame defenseman Scott Stevens – “he played a smart, mean type of game but I like to play a little more offensively”.
  • The most embarrassing song on his iPod is “Dancing Queen” by Abba and the one thing he couldn’t live without is his family.
  • If he could choose to be in any movie he would choose Miracle.

 

FAVORITES

 

NHL Team: New Jersey Devils

NHL Player: Anaheim’s Ryan Getzlaf

Video Game: NHL 08

Movie: Shawshank Redemption

TV Show: Lost

Actor: Bruce Willis

Artist: Kenny Chesney

Website: NHL.com

Book: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Pump-up song: “Bleed it out” by Linkin Park

Food to cook: Spaghetti

Sport (other than hockey): Lacrosse

Activity away from the rink: Golf

Toy growing up: Mini hockey stick

Place to shop: Polo

Place to visit: Florida


 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
2006-2007
NEW JERSEY ROCKETS
ATLH
44
12
38
50
96
2007-2008
INDIANA
USHL
59
12
31
43
72




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