Brandon Carlo
Image: CHL Images

Brandon Carlo

Hometown:

Colorado Springs Colorado

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1996-11-26

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2015

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2015

Height:

6-5

Acquired:

2nd Round (37th Overall), 2015

Weight:

196 lbs.

<<<<<<< Updated upstream
History

2010-11: Brandon Carlo played bantam hockey for the Colorado Thunderbirds and was selected by Tri-City in the 10th round (214th overall) in the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft. 

2011-12: Carlo played for the Colorado Thunderbirds Tier 1 U16 team. In 40 games he scored 6 goals with 11 assists and 20 penalty minutes. He represented the Rocky Mountain District in USA Hockey’s Select 15 camp and was selected by Youngstown in the first round (12th overall) in the 2012 USHL Futures Draft 

2012-13: Carlo made his WHL debut with the Tri-City Americans, joining the team during the playoffs after skating for the Colorado Thunderbirds U16 team. Carlo scored 1 goal and was -2 with no penalties in five WHL playoff games. A team captain for the Thunderbirds, he scored 10 goals with 37 assists and 58 penalty minutes in 41 games. 

2013-14: Carlo played for the USA U18 team in the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in August before returning to Tri-City for his first season in the WHL. He scored 3 goals with 10 assists and was -13 with 66 penalty minutes in 71 regular season games. Tri-City earned the final playoff spot in the Western Conference despite finishing last in the U.S. Division, and lost to Kelowna in a first-round series. Carlo had 1 assist and was -1 with 8 penalty minutes in five playoff games. He was an even plus/minus with no points and 2 penalty minutes in five games for the USA at the Ivan Hlinka tournament. 

2014-15: Carlo returned to Tri-City for his second season with the Americans and skated for the USA U20 team in the 2015 World Junior Championship. He scored 4 goals with 21 assists and was -15 with 90 penalty minutes in 63 regular season games. Tri-City edged Kamloops for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference, again finishing last in the U.S. Division. Carlo had 1 assist and was -1 with 4 penalty minutes in the Americans’ four-game series with Kelowna. He was +1 with 1 assist and no penalty minutes in five games at the 2015 WJC as the USA finished fifth, losing 3-2 to Russia in the quarterfinals. Carlo skated for Team Cherry in the 2015 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game and was ranked 25th amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings and was selected by Boston in the second round (37th overall) of  the 2015 NHL Draft.

Talent Analysis

Carlo is an important physical presence in the defending zone. He uses his long reach to disrupt the opposition's flow. Carlo moves well enough to force oncoming opponents away from prime scoring areas.

Future

Carlo signed a three-year entry-level contract with Boston following his first training camp in September before being returned to the WHL. He is in his third season with the Tri-City Americans in 2015-16 and skated for the bronze medal-winning USA U20 team at the 2016 World Junior Championship. A punishing, defense-first defender, Carlo projects as a top tier stay-at-home defenseman.

Organizational overhaul leads to deeper Boston Bruins Top 20 prospect group

by Pat O'Rourke
on
Noel Acciari - Boston Bruins

Photo: Undrafted free agent signing Noel Acciari had a productive first season with the Boston Bruins organization, playing in 19 games with the big club (courtesy Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire).

 

 

The early days of the Claude Julien era in Boston were highlighted by a wave of young players breaking into the lineup, a group headlined by the likes of Brad Marchand, Johnny Boychuk, David Krejci, Milan Lucic, and Adam McQuaid. The group was instrumental in the Bruins winning the 2011 Stanley Cup. Read more»

Transitional year gets several Boston Bruins prospects into an NHL uniform

by Pat O'Rourke
on
Photo: Colin Miller's stock has increased considerably since he was selected in the 5th round (151st overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. (Courtesy of Philippe Bouchard)

Photo: Colin Miller’s stock has increased considerably since he was selected in the 5th round (151st overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. (Courtesy of Philippe Bouchard)

 

 

The 2015-16 season has been a campaign of transition for the Boston Bruins. Parting ways with lineup regulars Milan Lucic, Daniel Paille, Gregory Campbell, Dougie Hamilton, Carl Soderberg, and Reilly Smith has led to a new look for the Bruins, who missed the postseason for the first time in eight years last spring. Read more»

Royals’ Joe Hicketts the top NHL property among WHL defensemen

by Glen Erickson
on
Joe Hicketts - Victoria Royals

Photo: Victoria Royals defenseman and Detroit Red Wings prospect Joe Hicketts served as an alternate captain for Team Canada at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

 

 

The smallest defender lands the top ranking in this Hockey’s Future ranking of the top WHL defenders that are currently the property of NHL teams. Joe Hicketts of the Victoria Royals and a prospect of the Detroit Red Wings gets the nod as the defensive NHL property out of the WHL. Read more»

2016 WJC Review: Total team effort propels USA to bronze medal

by DJ Powers
on
Sonny Milano, Christian Dvorak, and Anders Bjork - Team USA - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team USA’s second line of Sonny Milano (L), Anders Bjork (C), and Christian Dvorak (R) provided important secondary scoring for the U.S. at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship (courtesy of RONI REKOMAA/AFP/Getty Images)

 

 

For the first time since 2013, Team USA left the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship (WJC) with a medal, taking home the bronze medal with a dominating 8-3 rout of Sweden on the last day of tournament. Earlier in the tournament on Dec. 28th, the U.S. had lost to Sweden 1-0 in preliminary round play. Read more»

2016 WJC Preview: Team USA seeks first medal in three years

by DJ Powers
on
Auston Matthews - Team USA

Photo: ZSC Lions forward and 2016 prospect Auston Matthews has produced 14 goals and 25 points in 22 games in 2015-16 playing in Switzerland’s top league (courtesy of Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

 

 

The United States will be seeking a return to the medal round at the 2016 World Junior Championship in Finland. The Americans last medalled in 2013 when they captured gold at this event in Ufa, Russia. Read more»