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Carlson Assigned to the Bears

Touted prospect John Carlson has been assigned to Hershey, the Caps announced this morning. Carlson's junior team, the London Knights, were eliminated earlier this week from the Ontario Hockey League playoffs.

Carlson, a first-round draft pick (No. 27) last summer, has quickly moved up the organization's depth chart. He was tied for second among OHL defensemen with in points with 16 goals and 60 assists 76 points in 59 games (16g-60a).

It's unclear when Carlson will make his debut with the Bears.

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  April 24, 2009; 12:28 PM ET
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Look forward to seeing you wow people in camp sir.

Posted by: Section117 | April 24, 2009 12:45 PM | Report abuse

I was digging around for some info on Carlson from last year. A good set of some links is at:

One was an interview from last April:
"McKeen's: What are some of the areas of your game that you have been focusing on improving the most with the Ice this year?

Carlson: Probably just the little crossovers and pivots, like getting beat out of the corner, and just little stuff like that. I've got to work on staying a little stronger in that region of the game.

McKeen's: On the flipside, what do you consider are the strengths of your game already?

Carlson: I think I know the game pretty well, when to jump in and when to jump out of the play. I like shooting the puck from the point and playing powerplay. I mean, who doesn't? But, I really enjoy that stuff. I like the offensive game, but there's nothing better than a big one-on-on coming down at the end of the game and you stop it, or a two-on-one. So, both ends, I like."

Posted by: blackjack65 | April 24, 2009 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Carlson is another Mike green, just not for 2 to 3 years, we are positioning our team for a 10 year run.

Posted by: doncosmic | April 24, 2009 6:21 PM | Report abuse

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