NHL PLAYER, Brandon Carlo
Born Nov 26, 1996 -- Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Selected by Boston Bruins round 2 #37 overall 2015 NHL Entry Draft
Brandon Carlo 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.
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. Carlo was rated as a top prospect, projected as a possible first round selection in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. 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.
On September 25, 2015, Carlo was signed by the Bruins to a three-year, entry-level contract. 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. His first goal came four days later on October 17, 2016, in a win against the Winnipeg Jets. 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.
At the age of 16, Carlo was a member of the silver medal winning Team USA at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, and as an 18-year-old he competed with the United States' U20 team at the 2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship.