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Capitals Sign Defenseman John Carlson

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed defenseman John Carlson, one of their two first-round choices (27th overall) in the 2008 Entry Draft, to a three-year entry-level contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Carlson, 18, is a 6’3”, 210-pound native of Natick, Mass., who is in his first season with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). In 12 games this season he has recorded 12 points (2 goals, 10 assists) and is +11. Carlson played two preseason games with the Capitals this season and recorded 2 assists.
Carlson played the last two seasons with the Indiana Ice of the United States Hockey League (USHL), where he registered 43 points (12 goals, 31 assists) and led all defenseman on the team in scoring during the 2007-08 regular season. He was also named to the 2008 USHL All-Star East Division team where he recorded an assist.
John Carlson
Position: Defenseman
Height: 6’3”      Weight: 210      Shoots: Right
Born: Jan. 10, 1990 (Natick, Mass.)
Drafted: Capitals’ first-round choice, 27th overall, in the 2008 Entry Draft
Regular Season                                     Playoffs
Year       Team                      League        GP      G      A    Pts    PIM          GP      G      A    Pts PIM
2006-07  Indiana Ice               USHL              2       0       0       0          0              -        -        -        -        -
2007-08  Indiana Ice               USHL            59     12     31     43        72             4       1       0       1       0
2008-09  London Knights       OHL              12       2     10     12          8              -        -        -        -        -
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