Matt Carle

Defenseman / Nashville Predators



Matt Carle is a former professional hockey player from Anchorage, Alaska. Carle was tremendously successful while playing Division 1 hockey for the University of Denver Pioneers. He won back to back national championships with DU and also was awarded the Hobey Baker Award as the best collegiate hockey player. After his success with the Pioneers, Carle was drafted in the second round by the San Jose Sharks. He had a successful, 11-year career in the NHL, ending with the Nashville Predators.

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September 25, 1984 (age 33)


6 ft 0 in (183 cm)


200 lb (91 kg; 14 stone 4 lb)


Nashville Predators



Notable Stat

During his first full season with the Sharks in 2006–07, Carle scored 11 goals and 31 assists in 77 games and was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team.

The Night Defenseman Matt Carle Received the Hobey Baker Award

In 2006 Matt Carle was awarded the Hobey Baker award, an award given to the top NCAA men’s ice hockey player. Carle was the only junior defensemen in history to win this award. At the time of the c

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Matt Carle Reflects on His College Hockey Career

When asked about his college hockey experience, Matt Carle stated, “Most guys will tell you that it was the most enjoyable time of their career, and I wouldn’t be any di

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Matt Carle's Road to Professional Hockey

Matt Carle’s path to the NHL was not without struggles and adversity. Ever since Carle was 10 years old, the hockey prodigee was adamant that he would end up in the NHL. In this video, h

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Matt Carle's Work With The United Heroes League and the Garth Brooks Foundation

After Matt Carle never met his wife’s father due to colon cancer, he and wife vowed to contribute to cancer foundations as much as they can. Since then, they have both been heavily invol

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Matt Carle's Professional Hockey Gear

Matt Carle has been playing hockey all his life. With his career lasting as long as it has, Carle has found which equipment works for him and which doesn't. Carle sits down with Like A Pro and told

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What Does NHL Defenseman, Matt Carle Eat on the Road?

For a professional athlete nutrition is almost just as important as training. Matt Carle’s high caloric diet means he often relies on the help of fast food options, such as Chipotle, to live up to

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NHL Defenseman, Matt Carle Fishing in Anchorage, Alaska

Growing up in Anchorage, Alaska ingrained an intense passion for the outdoors in defenseman Matt Carle’s case. Carle has journeyed back to Alaska for fly fishing adventures multiple times and is pl

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One of Carle's Favorite Fan Memories with Hulk Hogan Imitator and Hartnell

Hockey has it’s fair share of crazy fans and lighting defenseman Matt Carle knows this all too well. Carle’s most memorable fan experience occurred when a Hulk Hogan imitator started to

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Matt Carle supports 'Defending the Blue Line' Charity for Troops and their Families

When hockey player Matt Carle isn’t playing or practicing on the ice, he can be found contributing to charities and donating to cancer organizations such as the Garth Brooks Foundation. Carle and h

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