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John Carlson

27-Year-Old Defenseman – Washington Capitals

2016-17 NHL Stats

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2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

After his big bust-out two years ago, expectations were high for Carlson last year, and he delivered – when he was on the ice. Those 26 games the Caps’ top defenseman missed to a broken ankle/foot (a “lower-body injury,” if you will) were the only thing that could slow him d...

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STATUS:  Day-To-Day    INJURY:  Lower Body    EST. RETURN:  1/21/2017
SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 215   DOB: 1/10/1990
BORN: Natick, Massachusetts   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #27 Overall in 2008   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a six-year, $23.8 million contract extension with the Capitals in September 2012.

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Head coach Barry Trotz confirmed that Carlson (lower body) will not play Thursday against the Blue, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

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John Carlson NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2009-10 19 22 1 5 6 11 8 21 4.8 0 0 15:15 0 0 0 0:04 29 32
2010-11 20 NHL WAS 82 7 30 37 21 44 144 4.9 3 0 22:39 1 5 6 2:26 70 160
2011-12 21 NHL WAS 82 9 23 32 -15 22 152 5.9 0 0 21:52 4 3 7 1:35 83 153
2012-13 22 NHL WAS 48 6 16 22 11 18 97 6.2 0 0 23:01 0 5 5 2:17 59 123
2013-14 23 NHL WAS 82 10 27 37 -3 22 208 4.8 0 0 24:31 5 17 22 3:09 64 177
2014-15 24 NHL WAS 82 12 43 55 11 28 193 6.2 3 1 23:04 3 13 16 2:08 74 200
2015-16 25 NHL WAS 56 8 31 39 16 14 124 6.5 4 0 23:42 2 12 14 4:12 46 114
2016-17 26 NHL WAS 43 5 20 25 10 0 106 4.7 1 0 22:54 1 9 10 3:07 39 66
2016-17 Proj 26 NHL WAS 78 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for John Carlson

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2016-17 Time On Ice Stats

22:54

Average Time On Ice

On average, John Carlson was on the ice for 22:54.

3:07

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, John Carlson was on the ice for 3:07 during power plays.

2:58

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, John Carlson was on the ice for 2:58 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2014-15 23:04 2:08 3:20
2015-16 23:42 4:12 2:39
2016-17 22:54 3:07 2:58

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2016-17 NHL Game Log   John Carlson
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Jan 19 @STL Did Not Play
Jan 16 @PIT Did Not Play
Jan 15 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 6:38 0:55
Jan 13 CHI 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 20:42 0:00
Jan 11 PIT 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 5 0.0 1 4 22:19 3:44
Jan 9 @MON 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 4 20:58 1:45
Jan 7 @OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 6 21:27 2:27
Jan 5 CLM 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 22:03 4:09
Jan 3 TOR 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 2 22:37 1:03
Jan 1 OTT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 2 22:09 2:29
Dec 31 @NJD 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 3 21:08 0:58
Dec 29 NJD 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 25:35 5:00
Dec 27 @NYI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 25:40 6:00
Dec 23 TAM 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 6 33.3 0 4 23:50 3:12
Dec 21 @PHI 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 23:44 1:24
Dec 17 MON 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 7 1 24:01 3:17
Dec 16 @CAR 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 1 1 24:51 3:09
Dec 13 @NYI 0 1 1 -2 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 0 1 22:35 3:41
Dec 11 VAN 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 23:42 3:21
Dec 9 @BUF 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 4 25.0 0 1 25:40 3:57
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Dec 7 BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 25:04 2:10
Dec 5 BUF 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 2 0 26:27 3:29
Dec 3 @TAM 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 6 0.0 2 1 27:25 6:23
Dec 1 NYI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 19:30 4:04
Nov 26 @TOR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 3 1 25:41 4:51
Nov 25 BUF 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 23:00 2:23
Nov 23 STL 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 21:47 1:29
Nov 20 CLM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 19:36 0:03
Nov 18 DET 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 19:40 1:35
Nov 16 PIT 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 1 2 24:14 5:58
Nov 15 @CLM 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 22:51 2:39
Nov 12 @CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 22:20 3:02
Nov 11 @CHI 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 23:34 0:00
Nov 8 SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 23:35 3:24
Nov 5 FLA 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 0 23:59 6:50
Nov 3 WPG 0 2 2 -1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 2 0 23:40 5:12
Nov 1 @WPG 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 22:17 3:16
Oct 30 @CGY 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 23:47 1:58
Oct 29 @VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 3 23:27 2:15
Oct 26 @EDM 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 23:19 4:27
Oct 22 NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 24:45 2:24
Oct 20 @FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 24:40 1:03
Oct 18 COL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 23:42 4:48
Oct 15 NYI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 1 4 22:06 6:13
Oct 13 @PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 1 1 24:34 3:22

John Carlson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Head coach Barry Trotz said Carlson (lower body) is "doubtful" to play Thursday against the Blues, Tarik El-Bashir of CSN Washington reports.

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Carlson (lower body) has been ruled out against the Penguins on Monday, Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post reports.

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Carlson left Sunday afternoon's game against the Flyers with a lower-body injury, and his return his questionable.

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Carlson left Thursday's practice early with an apparent lower-body injury, but is expected to play against Chicago on Friday, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.

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Carlson notched two power-play assists, five shots on net and four blocked shots during Wednesday's win over Pittsburgh.

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Carlson picked up a goal and an assist for the second consecutive game Thursday, adding a plus-3 rating in a 5-0 win over Columbus.

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Carlson scored the game-tying goal with 6:05 left in the third period, then assisted on Alex Ovechkin's winner 22 seconds into overtime Tuesday, sinking the Leafs by a 6-5 score.

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Carlson scored twice on six shots and added a plus-2 rating during Friday's 4-0 win over the Lightning.

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Carlson recorded an assist and two shots in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Flyers.

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Carlson (Illness) is expected to play Wednesday against the Flyers, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

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Carlson missed practice Tuesday due to illness, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

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Carlson collected a power-play assist and registered two shots on net over 26:27 of ice time during Monday's win over Buffalo.

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2016-17

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2015-16

Carlson is a beast; there’s no other way to describe him. His breakout 55 points and 200 hits last season are made all the more impressive by the fact that he and partner Brooks Orpik played the Caps’ toughest minutes. They hopped the boards against the opponent’s best and were more likely to start in the defensive zone than the offensive one. Now that Mike Green has moved to Motown, there will be more offensive-zone starts (and scoring opportunities) to go around. Carlson will get his share of that, and that means 60 points could be within reach. He’s only now entering his prime, and a Norris nomination will come sooner rather later. Jump in with two feet.

2014-15

Despite bringing in a couple of high-profile defensemen in free agency, Carlson still could be the driving force on the blue line for the Caps. Years of inconsistency and injury to Mike Green opened the door for Carlson last season, and he emerged as a solid fantasy performer. He supplanted Green on the team’s top power-play unit and ended up leading the team’s blue line with 24:30 of ice time per game. The U.S. Olympian could occupy more of a shutdown role in 2014-15 with the arrival of new coach Barry Trotz, but it shouldn’t result in too dramatic off a dip in his offense. Given the competition for minutes, there’s more bust than boom potential for Carlson from a fantasy perspective, but he should still be drafted rather highly among the league’s defensemen.

2013-14

Carlson will be 23 coming into the 2013-2014 season. He played in all 48 games and earned 22 points on 16 assists and six goals. He was on pace for 40 points in a full season, close to his 37 points back in 2010-2011. Carlson will reward owners in formats that count shots, as he tried 97 last season, and should be a good source for assists.

2012-13

Carlson was tied for eighth among defenseman in goals scored last season with nine and was tied for 19th in points with 32 among the same group. Carlson is a workhorse as well, playing in 82 games in each of the last two seasons while averaging over 21 minutes last year. Carlson has cracked 30 points in each of his first two full NHL seasons and is expected to further develop. He shouldered the offensive load from the blue line while Mike Green struggled all year and the Caps are hoping for more of the same from their budding American star. Look for goals just shy of 10, assists in the low 20’s, and points in the mid-30s from Carlson this year.

2011-12

Carlson took our thoughts to heart and made it to the NHL just two years after being drafted. After he helped Team USA defeat Team Canada at the World Juniors, he has become the next best thing to Mike Green in Washington. He is physical and has the partner (Karl Alzner) who can cover for him on the back end when he joins the rush. Carlson inked 37 points in his first year with the Caps and has the potential to put up 60-plus. Consider him as a blue line option on draft day.

2010-11

Carlson has the size, strength and skating ability, to be a very talented blueliner for years to come in this league. He is very responsible in his own end and plays controlled and smart hockey. Carlson has come into his own and can be a top defensive scorer, already showing flashes last season that he is here for the long haul. He appeared in 22 games (1G,5A,+11) for the Capitals and gained so much trust in the coaching staff and his teammates that he started all seven playoff contests. In those seven contests he posted a goal, three assists, and a plus six rating. That is just invaluable experience going forward. We suggest that he will play a huge role this coming season and can very well become a breakout fantasy producer.

2009-10

Carlson has the size, strength and skating ability, to be a very talented blueliner. He is very responsible in his own end, who plays controlled and smart. He is great on the penalty kill, and is fast and agile on his skates for a player of his size. Carlson has came into his own as a top defensive scorer showing his ability to be a strong offensive-defenseman. Keep an eye on this kid, as he could make an appearance.

2008-09

Carlson has the size, strength and skating ability, to be a very talented blueliner. He is very responsible in his own end, who plays controlled and smart. He is great on the penalty kill, and is fast and agile on his skates for a player of his size. Carlson has came into his own as a top defensive scorer showing his ability to be a strong offensive-defenseman. Word is he has given up his commitment to the University of Massachusetts to head north to the OHL and the London Knights. He may not of been as talented as some other defenders in the 2008 draft, but give him 5 or so years and he should be playing in the NHL.