David Carle

Hometown:

Anchorage Alaska

Currently Playing In:

Birthday:

1989-11-09

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2008

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2008

Height:

5-10

Acquired:

7th round (203rd overall), 2008

Weight:

180 lbs.

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History

2007-08: Carle had an enormous season with Shattuck-St. Mary’s High in Minnesota, improving on his numbers from last season by nearly triple. In 61 games he recorded 51 points (13g+38a), which led Tampa to scoop him up in the seventh round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He singed a letter of intent to attend the University of Denver (WCHA) in the fall of 2008. Unfortunately, the D-man was forced to retire from hockey due to a heart condition known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which can suddenly kill athletes without warning.

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Photo: Selected first overall in 2008, Steven Stamkos has developed into one of the top goal-scorers in the NHL. (courtesy of Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

With the number one overall pick going into the 2008 NHL draft, the Tampa Bay Lightning were expected to select at least one successful NHL player. This was certainly the case, as Steven Stamkos, widely touted to be one of the best prospects in the world for quite some time prior to the draft, turned out to be a top-notch sniper at the NHL level. 

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