Brandon Carlo
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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.

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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.

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