BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, March 24, that with the conclusion of his Western Hockey League season with the Tri-City Americans, defenseman Brandon Carlo has been reassigned to the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League. Carlo is expected to begin practicing with the P-Bruins Thursday, March 24.
Carlo skated in 52 games with the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League (WHL) in 2015-16, recording five goals and 22 assists for 27 points with 94 penalty minutes. Last season, he played in 63 games with the Americans, compiling four goals and 21 assists for 25 points with 90 penalty minutes, and was selected to play in the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game. In 2013-14, his first season with Tri-City, Carlo skated in 71 games and produced three goals and 10 assists for 13 points with 66 penalty minutes.
The 6’5”, 203-pound defenseman has twice represented the United States in international play at the World Junior Championships in 2015 and 2016. He skated in five games for the U.S. at the 2015 World Junior Championships and recorded one assist. At the 2016 World Junior Championships, Carlo played in seven games and tallied two goals and two assists for four points with a plus-nine rating to help the U.S. earn the bronze medal.
The 19-year-old native of Colorado Springs, Colorado was originally drafted by the Bruins in the second round (37th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. He was then signed by the Bruins to an entry-level contract on September 25, 2015.