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Matt Carle

Born:Sept. 25, 1984Draft:2003, San Jose Sharks, #47 Overall
Hometown:Anchorage, AK, USAPosition:D
Known For:Hobey Baker winnerShoots/Catches:Left
National Team:USA

Matthew Carle (born September 25, 1984) is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman. Carle played in the NHL with the San Jose SharksTampa Bay LightningPhiladelphia Flyers, and Nashville Predators. He was originally drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the second round, 47th overall, in 2003.

Prior to turning professional, Carle played for the University of Denver where he was named NCAA Defenseman of the Year, NCAA All-American Team (West), First All-WCHA Team, USCHO First Team All American, and First Team All American. During the 2005–06 season, he also received the Hobey Baker Award as the top National Collegiate Athletic Association men’s ice hockey player.

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Matt Carle – Photo By Andy Martin Jr

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Staff History

  • Minnesota Wild- Scout 2021-2022


  • U18 WJC Gold Medal 2001-2002
  • USHL Defenseman of the Year 2002-2003
  • NCAA (Championship) Winner 2003-2004
  • NCAA (WCHA) All-Rookie Team 2003-2004
  • U20 WJC Gold Medal 2003-2004
  • NCAA (Championship) Winner 2004-2005
  • NCAA (WCHA) Champion 2004-2005
  • NCAA (WCHA) First All-Star Team 2004-2005
  • NCAA (West) First All-American Team 2004-2005
  • NCAA (WCHA) Defensive Player of the Year 2005-2006
  • NCAA (WCHA) First All-Star Team 2005-2006
  • NCAA (WCHA) Player of the Year 2005-2006
  • NCAA (West) First All-American Team 2005-2006
  • NCAA Top Collegiate Player (Hobey Baker Award) 2005-2006
  • NCAA Top Collegiate Player (Hobey Baker Award) Finalist 2005-2006
  • USA Hockey College Player of the Year (Jim Johannson Award) 2005-2006
  • NHL All-Rookie Team 2006-2007
  • NHL YoungStars Roster 2006-2007
  • World Championship Bronze Medal 2012-2013