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Sport Chek Prospect Profile: Brandon Carlo

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators

Vitals

  • Position: Defenseman
  • Date of birth: 11/26/1996
  • Shoots: Right
  • Height: 6'5
  • Weight: 196 lbs
  • 2014-15 team: Tri-City (WHL)

Scouting Report

He's a really good skater and has great mobility for a player his size. The reach and range are there. He handles the puck well and is one of the best guys I've seen this year at being able to pass off the boards to a teammate. - NHL Central Scouting’s John Williams

Profile

  • In his sophomore season in the Western Hockey League, Carlo collected 25 points (4-21—25) in 63 games while serving as an assistant captain for the Americans.
  • Carlo recalls being in the starting lineup against Canada at the 2015 World Junior Championship as his most memorable hockey moment: “I got chills because of how loud it was and it’s something I’ll never forget.” He also represented the U.S. at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial, earning a silver medal.
  • In 2012-13, Carlo wore the “C” and compiled 47 points (10-37—47) in 41 games for the Colorado Thunderbirds under-16 team.
  • The Colorado Springs, Colo., native played football in his youth and was introduced to hockey at age five when he began playing roller hockey with his neighbors.
  • Carlo grew up idolizing Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman Rob Blake after seeing him play for the Colorado Avalanche while attending his first NHL game.

Tri-City defenseman Carlo building up offensive game

I explored all my options. For me personally, with academics and things like that, I felt like the WHL was the right fit for me. Also I felt like it was the best option for me to give it my best shot at making it to the NHL. - Brandon Carlo

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