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Brandon Carlo
Born (1996-11-26)November 26, 1996,
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
NHL team Boston Bruins
NHL Draft 37th overall, 2015
Boston Bruins
Playing career 2016–present

Brandon Carlo (born November 26, 1996) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman currently playing for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Bruins 37th overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[]

In 2013, Carlo joined the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League. During the 2014–15 WHL season he was rewarded for his outstanding play when he was selected to take part in the 2015 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.[1] Carlo was rated as a top prospect, projected as a possible first round selection in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.[2] Carlo was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the second round, 37th overall of the draft, using the Philadelphia Flyers' pick that was sent first to the New York Islanders, then to Boston as part of the Johnny Boychuk trade.[3]

On September 25, 2015, Carlo was signed by the Bruins to a three-year, entry-level contract.[4] At the end of the 2015–16 WHL season and completing his junior career, Carlo joined the Providence Bruins, the affiliate of the Boston Bruins, making his professional debut.

Having made the Boston Bruins opening night roster for the 2016–17 season, on October 13, 2016, Carlo made his NHL debut in the Bruins in the season-opening game and scored his first NHL point with an assist against the Columbus Blue Jackets.[5] His first goal came four days later on October 17, 2016, in a win against the Winnipeg Jets.[6] Carlo has been playing as part of the top defensive pairing of the Bruins in the 2016–17 season, alongside current Bruins team captain Zdeno Chara, nearly 20 years Carlo's senior.[7]

International play[]

At the age of 16, Carlo was a member of the silver medal winning Team USA at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament,[8] and as an 18-year-old he competed with the United States' U20 team at the 2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship.[9]

Career statistics[]

Regular season and playoffs[]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2012–13 Tri-City Americans WHL 5 1 0 1 2
2013–14 Tri-City Americans WHL 71 3 10 13 66 5 0 1 1 8
2014–15 Tri-City Americans WHL 63 4 21 25 90 4 0 1 1 4
2015–16 Tri-City Americans WHL 52 5 22 27 94
2015–16 Providence Bruins AHL 7 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
2016–17 Boston Bruins NHL 82 6 10 16 59
NHL totals 82 6 10 16 59


Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2013 United States IH18 Silver medal icon.svg 5 0 0 0 2
2015 United States WJC 5th 5 0 1 1 0
2016 United States WJC Bronze medal icon.svg 7 2 2 4 4
Junior totals 17 2 3 5 6

Awards and honors[]

Honors Year
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament Silver Medal 2013 [10]
IIHF World U20 Championship (Team USA) 2015 [11]
CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game 2015 [12]


  1. "Carlo named alternate captain of top prospects game". (2015-01-02). Retrieved on 2015-01-02.
  2. "Brandon Carlo: The next ones". (2015-06-22). Retrieved on 2015-06-22.
  3. "Thunderbirds produce homegrown NHL picks". Denver Post (2015-06-27). Retrieved on 2015-06-27.
  4. "Bruins sign Brandon Carlo to entry-level contract". Boston Bruins (2015-09-25). Retrieved on 2015-09-25.
  5. Marchands five points lead Bruins past Blue Jackets (October 14, 2016). Retrieved on October 16, 2016.
  6. Carlo scores first NHL goal, continues to show poise (October 18, 2016). Retrieved on October 18, 2016.
  7. Switaj, Karen (November 13, 2016). Zdeno Chara and Brandon Carlo Make a Unique Pair. Boston Bruins. “Brandon Carlo used to be the tallest player on his team. When the 6-foot-5 defenseman would head out to the ice, the process was as simple as taking the tallest stick from the stick rack. Now, it requires a bit more notice. Carlo's defense partner these days, standing at 6-foot-9, happens to have a few inches on him. "Now, I come and I look at all the stick racks, and my sticks, I can rarely find them because they look the same size as everybody else's compared next to his," Carlo laughed. "It's pretty crazy." Everything these days is pretty crazy for the young blueliner, who has spent his first days in the NHL being paired with Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara.”
  8. "Brandon Carlo prospect profile". (2015-06-24). Retrieved on 2015-06-24.
  9. "NHL draft hopeful Carlo will be key for team USA". (2014-12-26). Retrieved on 2016-02-03.
  10. "Brandon Carlo draft prospect profile". National Hockey League (2015-06-21). Retrieved on 2015-06-21.
  11. "Carlo could use WJC performance to his advantage". (2015-01-16). Retrieved on 2015-01-17.
  12. "2015 CHL Top prospect game rosters". (2015-01-02). Retrieved on 2015-01-03.

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