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North American Skater
United States
John
Carlson
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
SHOOTS: Right
WEIGHT: 212
LAST CLUB TEAM: Indiana, USHL
BIRTHDATE: January 10, 1990
MID RANK: 19
HOMETOWN:
FINAL RANK: 17
BORN IN: Natick, MA, USA

NHL Central Scouting’s Jack Barzee
“John Carlson is a big burly defensemen, he is a real good skater and a strong skater. He runs the power-play from the top of the umbrella and he has a very heavy shot.  He’s a very self-assured kid and rightfully so -- he’s a boy, yet in a man’s body and very physically strong . . . I knew when I first saw him that he was a first-round pick. He was a guy I had seen before as an under-ager. He had all the tools – size, skill, physical presence and charisma."

 

Indiana Ice head coach Charlie Skjodt

"When I look at John Carlson, I just see pro written all over him. He's big, strong, can absolutely rip it. He's good on his feet and agile for a big kid. He's poised at all times and just has the mind for the game. He never gets rattled . . . as a coach, you know what you are going to get every time John goes out on the ice."