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Matt Carle
Matt Carle
Defenseman
(karl)
Number: 18
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 205
Shoots: Left
Born: Sep 25, 1984  (Age 29)
Birthplace: Anchorage, AK, United States
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Drafted: SJS / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (47th overall)

2006-07: Named to NHL All Rookie Team along with teammate Marc-Edouard Vlasic. The duo became just the second pari of defensemen teammates in NHL history to be named to the squad in the same season (Detroit's Niklas Lidstrom and Vladimir Konstantinov, 1991-92). He and Dion Phaneuf (2005-06) are the only rookie defensemen with 40-plus points in one season since 1993-94 and the only rookie defensemen with 8-plus power play goal in their first season since 1991-92. Led Sharks in scoring among defensemen, sixth overall. Tops among rookie defensemen and T-6th overall among all rookies in points. Among all League rookies fourth in power play points ( 8-18=26), power play goals and assists. Among League defensemen, was T-22nd in goals, T-14th in power play goals (8) and T-24th in points. Set franchise highs for single season goals by a rookie defensemen ( 11- surpassing Brad Stuart's10 in 1999-00) and power play goals by a defenseman (8-surpassing Bill Houlder's seven in 98-99) with his power play tally at Phoenix on March 15. Set franchise record for points in a seaon for a rookie defenseman on March 24 at Carolina with an assist ( Marcus Ragnarsson, 39 in 1995-96).Set franchise record for rookie power play goals on Feb 28 vs. Nashville with his sixth of the year. Posted a point in five straight games (Feb. 24 at Calgary-March 4 at Dallas).  Scored the game-tying goal at Washington on Feb. 21. Selected to the Western Conference Team for YoungStars Game and was plus-3. Scored a goal in his first game after being recalled from Worcester, Jan. 13 at Phoenix. Recalled from Worcester (AHL) on Jan 2. With 12 points, accumulated the third most points in League history for a rookie defenseman in October (Rob Blake- L.A., 14 points in 1990 and Brian Leetch-Rangers, 13 points in 1998). Scored the Sharks first goal of the season opening night vs. St. Louis on Oct.5. Playoffs: T-3rd among NHL rookies and led freshmen blueliners in playoff scoring. T-16th among the League defensemen in points and T-17th in plus/minus (plus-3). Scored opening goal, the game-winner, on April 26 at Detroit in WCSF Game 1.Posted one point in the team's first three playoff games (1-2=3). Scored his first careerplayoff goal on April11 at Nahsville in WCQF Game 1. 

2005-06: Recorded six points in his first 12 NHL games (3-3=6)Had his first career multi-point game (1-1=2), scoring the game-winner against Vancouver on April 13Made HP Pavilion debut on March 30 vs. PhoenixScored a goal on March 25 at Minnesota, becoming just the 10th Shark to score a goal in his NHL debutSigned to an NHL contract on March 19Playoffs: Recorded two assists in Game Four of the WCQF vs. Nashville on April 27...College: Became Denver University's first ever Hobey Baker Award winner, given annually to collegiate hockey's best playerIn his junior season, Denvers team captain was named WCHA Player of the Year, WCHA Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All WCHAIs the first in WCHA history to win the Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year Awards in the same seasonT-5th among all NCAA scorers with 53 points (11-2=53) in 39 games and first in assists...Led all NCAA defensemen in goals, assists and points (53) and was second in points per game (1.36)Also led the NCAA in assists per game (1.08) and was T-10th in points per game (1.36)T-3rd in WCHA overall scoring and led all WCHA defensemen in points, goals and assists in league play.

2004-05: Named by InsideCollegeHockey.com as one of six guys ready to make the leap to stardomLed team defense in scoring and goals and second on team in pointsLed WCHA defensemen in scoring and finished second in the nation in points per game by a defensemanNamed USCHO First Team All-American, NCAA First All-American Team (West), NCAA Defenseman of the Year and First Team All American by Inside College Hockey.com and First All-WCHA Team.Won second consecutive NCAA title and was named to the NCAA All-Tournament team.

2003-04: Named to All-WCHA Rookie Team. . .T-6th among WCHA defensemen in scoring (26 points). . .T-21st in WCHA in assists (20). . .T-5th among all WCHA freshmen scorers. . . Finished as Denveris 7th leading scorer (3rd among defensemen). . . Fifth on team in assists. . .Second on team with plus-16. . .Named as WCHA Rookie of the Month for 3 consecutive weeks (Feb. 16, 23 and March 1). . .Named WCHA Rookie of the Month for February. . . Named USCHO.com National Defensive Player of the Week on March 1. . .Tied for WCHA scoring lead among defensemen in WCHA games. . .Tallied 2 career-best, 4-point efforts o 2 goals and 2 assists in Denveris 7-1 win over Minnesota State on Feb. 13 and 1 goal and 3 assists in Denveris 6-3 win over Minnesota on Feb. 28. . . Had an 8-game point-scoring streak, Feb. 21-March 26...Playoffs: Helped lead Denver to NCAA Championship. . . Posted 2 assists in 4 games. . . Other: Captured the Gold Medal with Team USA at the 2004 IIHF World Jr. Championships. . . Posted a goal in 6 games for Team USA. . .Became first American-born player to capture World Junior and NCAA titles in the same season.

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
P. Marleau 3 3 2 4 5
J. Pavelski 3 1 4 3 5
M. Nieto 3 1 3 4 4
J. Thornton 3 2 1 0 3
B. Burns 3 2 1 0 3
T. Hertl 3 2 1 -1 3
M. Vlasic 3 1 2 2 3
L. Couture 3 1 2 5 3
D. Boyle 3 0 3 0 3
J. Sheppard 3 0 3 1 3
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 3 0 0 .912 2.58
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