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Brett Carson
Brett Carson
Number: 27
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 210
Shoots: Right
Born: Nov 29, 1985
Birthplace: Regina, SK, Canada
Drafted: CAR / 2004 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 4th (109th overall)
First NHL Game: 12/7/08; 3-1 W vs. WSH
First NHL Goal: 1/10/10; 4-1 W vs. OTT (Leclaire)
First NHL Point:
12/16/09; 5-3 W vs. DAL (assist)
Most Goals, Game: 1-2x (Last: 3/18/10; 4-3 W vs. WSH)
Most Assists, Game: 1-10x (Last: 4/6/10; 8-5 W at TB)
Most Points, Game:
1-12x (Last: 4/6/10; 8-5 W at TB)
Most Penalty Min., Game:
4 (12/11/08; 6-5 L at PHI)

2009-10 SEASON

Completed his second NHL season, establishing career highs in games played (54), goals (2), assists (10) and points (12)... Was second among Hurricanes skaters in plus/ minus (+5)... Was fourth among Hurricanes skaters in blocked shots (89)... Assisted on Staal’s first goal of the game and was (+2) at TB (4/6)... Assisted on Jokinen’s second goal, blocked six shots and was (+2) at ATL (3/29)... Earned the primary assist on Samsonov’s goal and was (+1) vs. BUF (3/21)... Scored his second goal of the season and was (+1) vs. WSH (3/18)... Assisted on Pitkanen’s goal and was (+1) at ATL (3/7)... Assisted on Brind’Amour’s game-winning goal vs. OTT (3/4)... Assisted on Boychuk’s first NHL goal and was (+1) vs. NJ (2/13)... Registered four hits in a career-high 24:21 of ice time at CGY (2/3)... Blocked five shots and assisted on Samsonov’s power-play goal at ATL (1/21)... Registered three hits and four blocked shots and was (+1) at DET (1/14)... Beat Pascal LeClaire for his first NHL goal vs. OTT (1/10)... Assisted on the Hurricanes’ only goal for the second consecutive game vs. MTL (12/23)... Assisted on the Hurricanes’ only goal and was (+1) vs. NYR (12/21)... Registered three hits and three blocked shots in 19:59 of ice time vs. FLA (12/19)... Earned his first NHL point with the primary assist on Ruutu’s second goal vs. DAL (12/16)... Blocked eight shots at WSH (12/11), the highest recorded total for a Hurricane in that category since Glen Wesley blocked eight on April 2, 2000... Made his NHL season debut and blocked three shots at PIT (12/7)... Recalled from Albany (AHL) on 12/7... At the time of his recall, led Albany defensemen with eight assists and 11 points despite playing in just 14 of the team’s first 27 games... Longest assist streak: 2 games (12/21-12/23: 0g, 2a)... Longest point streak: 2 games (12/21-12/23: 0g, 2a).

Is in his third NHL season with Carolina... Had appeared in 59 NHL games with the Hurricanes, earning two goals and 10 assists (12 points) entering the 2010-11 season... Totaled 88 points (13g, 75a) in 223 career American Hockey League (AHL) games... Signed a one-year, two-way contract with Carolina on 7/20/10.

2002-03: Completed his first full season of junior hockey, splitting the year between Moose Jaw and Calgary of the WHL… Had 14 points (4g, 10a) in 58 games.

2003-04: Ranked second among Hitmen blueliners in scoring (32 points) and first in assists (27) in 71
games played… Selected to participate in the 2004 CHL Top Prospects game and registered the fastest lap in the skills competition with a time of 14.56.

2004-05: Was tied for first among Hitmen defensemen in goals (8) and third among Calgary blueliners in scoring (24 points)… Had two goals and two assists in eight WHL playoff games.

2005-06: Named to the 2006 WHL East First All-Star Team after leading Calgary defensemen with 40 points (11g, 29a)… Served as team captain for the Hitmen… Calgary set a franchise record for fewest goals against during the regular season with 155, tops in the CHL… Completed his five-year WHL career with 28 goals and 82 assists (110 points) and 204 penalty minutes in 268 games.

2006-07: Played his first professional season, spending the majority of the season with the River Rats
after making his professional debut with Florida (ECHL)… Ranked third among River Rats defensemen in scoring with 18 points (2g, 16a)… Also played three games for Florida (ECHL), registering one goal and one assist (2 points).

2007-08: Among Albany defensemen, ranked tied for first in games played (77), first in assists (22)
and first in points (24)… Scored his first goal of the season at Providence (12/2)… Played in his 100th career professional game vs. Providence (12/27)… Played his 100th career AHL game vs. Syracuse (1/4)… Skated in all seven Calder Cup playoff games for the River Rats… Scored his first career AHL playoff goal with the game-winner in Game 3 at Philadelphia (4/20).

2008-09: Completed his third professional season, making his NHL debut with Carolina... Played in five games during his first career stint in the NHL from 12/7-12/19, averaging 15:43 of ice time per game and totaling four penalty minutes... Made his NHL debut vs. WSH (12/7) and registered two hits and two blocked shots in 22:07 of ice time... Was second among Albany defensemen in scoring, totaling 35 points (6g, 29a) in 69 games with the River Rats... Was tied for first among Albany defensemen in goals with six.