23-Year-Old Defenseman – Washington Capitals
John Carlson Contract Information:
Signed a six-year, $23.8 million contract extension with the Capitals in September 2012.
Carlson notched an assist on Washington's tying goal in Friday's shootout win over Detroit, giving him four points in the last four games.
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Age is determined on October 1st of each season.
|Dec 8||at NYR||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||0.0||0||1||23:57||3:25|
|Nov 30||at NYI||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||0||4||24:40||1:21|
|Nov 23||at TOR||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||7||0.0||2||2||27:33||4:51|
|Nov 15||at DET||0||1||1||2||0||0||0||0||3||0.0||2||3||32:26||6:43|
|Nov 10||at COL||0||0||0||-2||0||0||0||0||3||0.0||1||5||21:28||3:56|
|Nov 9||at PHO||1||0||1||0||0||1||0||0||3||33.3||2||0||25:25||2:32|
|Nov 1||at PHI||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||4||0.0||1||4||24:59||3:35|
|Oct 28||at VAN||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||2||2||24:14||1:57|
|Oct 26||at CGY||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||0||3||0.0||0||2||21:30||1:36|
|Oct 24||at EDM||0||1||1||2||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||1||1||18:37||0:51|
|Oct 22||at WPG||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||4||0.0||1||2||26:19||2:47|
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|Oct 5||at DAL||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||0||2||0.0||2||1||24:24||0:00|
|Oct 1||at CHI||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||2||1||21:32||0:45|
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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 20ís, and points in the mid-30s from Carlson this year.
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.
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.
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.
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.