Former Hobey Baker Memorial Award winner Matt Carle will continue his NHL career in
native, has signed with the Nashville Predators for the 2016-17 campaign for $700,000, according to Alaska Dispatch News. Anchorage,
The six-foot, 197-pound Carle played the last four NHL seasons with Tampa Bay, and in 724 career NHL games with the Lightning, San Jose Sharks and Philadelphia Flyers has recorded 45 goals and 237 assists for 282 points, to go with 6-38—44 points in 127 Stanley Cup Playoff contests, as noted at hockeydb.com. He also has two assists in three career minor-league appearances, all in the American Hockey League in 2006-07.
Carle, 31, was named the top player in NCAA Division I men’s college hockey as a junior in 2005-06 after pacing Denver with career-high totals of 11-42—53 points while also leading the nation in assists and all college defensemen in points that winter. He also helped the Pioneers to back-to-back NCAA championships his first two years, and registered 29-94—124 points in 112 career outings before turning pro after three seasons, according to USCHO.com.