Flames claim Brett Carson off waivers

Monday, 28.02.2011 / 5:00 PM / News
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Flames claim Brett Carson off waivers

Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today that acquisition of defenseman Brett Carson who was claimed off of waivers from Carolina.

"By claiming Brett off waivers, we believe we have filled our need for depth on our blueline," said Acting General Manager Jay Feaster. "We had been carrying eight defensemen prior to the injury to Adam Pardy and by adding Brett we are strengthened again to eight at that position. We have watched Brett a lot this year. He is a big guy who moves the puck very well."

Carson, a native of Regina, Saskatchewan, is a former Calgary Hitmen having played for them from 2002-06. Originally drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 4th round (109th overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Carson has split the 2010-11 season between the Hurricanes and the Charlotte Checkers in the AHL. He has spent parts of the last three seasons in the NHL accumulating two goals and 10 assists for 12 points and 20 penalty minutes in 72 games.

BRETT CARSON – DEFENSEMAN

BORN:           Regina, SK               DATE:       Nov.29, 1985

HEIGHT:       6’4”                             WEIGHT:  220 lbs.

SHOOTS:      Right

HOW ACQUIRED: 4th round, 109th overall, in the 2004 Entry Draft

Season
Team
Lge GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001-02
 Moose Jaw Warriors
WHL 6 0 0 0 0 12 2 0 2 0
2002-03
 Moose Jaw Warriors
WHL 28 1 4 5 28 - - - - -
2002-03
 Calgary Hitmen
WHL 30 3 6 9 4 5 2 1 3 0
2003-04
 Calgary Hitmen
WHL 71 5 27 32 49 7 0 0 0 6
2004-05
 Calgary Hitmen
WHL 61 8 16 24 61 8 2 2 4 8
2005-06
 Calgary Hitmen
WHL 72 11 29 40 62 13 1 6 7 20
2006-07
 Florida Everblades
ECHL 3 1 1 2 0 - - - - -
2006-07
 Albany River Rats
AHL 63 2 16 18 26 5 0 2 2 0
2007-08
 Albany River Rats
AHL 77 2 22 24 32 7 1 3 4 11
2008-09
 Albany River Rats
AHL 69 6 29 35 34 - - - - -
2008-09
 Carolina Hurricanes
NHL 5 0 0 0 4 - - - - -
2009-10
 Albany River Rats
AHL 14 3 8 11 0 - - - - -
2009-10
 Carolina Hurricanes
NHL 54 2 10 12 12 - - - - -
2010-11
 Charlotte Checkers*
AHL 38 4 16 20 14 - - - - -
2010-11
 Carolina Hurricanes
NHL 13 0 0 0 4 - - - - -
 TOTALS
NHL 72 2 10 12 20 - - - - -
AHL 261 17 91 108 106 12 1 5 6 11
ECHL 3 1 1 2 0 - - - - -
WHL 268 28 82 110 204 45 7 9 16 34