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2015 NHL Draft
John Carlson

John Carlson  #74

Washington Capitals  Defenseman
NUMBER: 74 BIRTHDATE: January 10, 1990  (AGE 25)
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Natick, MA, United States
WEIGHT: 212 DRAFTED: WSH / 2008 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (27th overall)    Prospect Bio
2015 Playoffs Led all skaters in ice time (28:26) and shots (7) in Game 6 vs. NYR (5/10) and earned an assist ... Tallied an assist in Game 1 at NYR (4/30) ... Led WSH defensemen with four points (1g, 3a) in first round vs. NYI ... Recorded an assist in Game 7 vs. NYI (4/27) ... Scored a PPG in Game 6 at NYI (4/25) ... Registered five blocked shots and four shots in 19:53 of ice time in Game 5 vs. NYI (4/23) ... Earned an assist in Game 4 at NYI (4/21) ... Tallied an assist in Game 2 vs. NYI (4/17). 2014-15 Regular Season Recorded career highs in goals (12), assists (43) and points (55) ... Ranked tied for second among NHL defensemen in primary assists (24), tied for fourth in assists (43), tied for fifth in points (55) and tied for 11th in goals (12) ... Played in his 82nd game of the season vs. NYR (4/11), marking the fifth consecutive season he has appeared in all of Washington s games.
USHL All-Rookie Team (2008) USHL Second All-Star Team (2008) OHL Second All-Star Team (2009) Canadian Major Junior All-Rookie Team (2009) AHL All-Rookie Team (2010) NHL All-Rookie Team (2011)
Quote of the Day

He is, in my opinion, one of the best defensemen in the NHL and continuing to grow. I think his game, from an offensive standpoint, he continues to drive our offense... I think there's still tremendous upside for Oliver.

— Coyotes GM Don Maloney on defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson