Mike Chambers Blog is reporting that David Carle is coming to Denver.
Defenseman David Carle of Anchorage, Alaska is ranked 74th among 210 North American skaters by the NHL's Central Scouting Service in its mid-term rankings. David, 18, is a senior at Shattuck-St. Mary’s, a prep school in Faribault, Minn., that produced Tyler Ruegsegger and Ryan Caldwell.
Carle is listed at 6'1 and is 185 pounds. Carle produced 8 goals and 26 assists in his first 43 games this season as Shattuck has rolled to a 34-8-2 start this season.
"David Carle committed to DU on Thursday _ a move that substantially elevates an already stellar incoming freshman class.
The younger defenseman has 34 points in 43 games for Shattuck-St. Mary’s prep team and is ranked No. 74 in Central Scouting’s midterm rankings." (rest of the story)
Important to note that the timing of the signing comes just two weeks after Andrew MacWilliam signed with North Dakota and Patrick Wiercioch signed with Wisconsin. Maybe it was a coincidence, but I think DU was in the running for those guys as well, but Carle was obviously Denver's first choice.
F Nate Dewhurst (Des Moines, USHL)
F Joe Colborne (Camrose, AJHL)
D John Lee (Waterloo, USHL)
F Stepan Novotny (Indiana, USHL)
D David Carle (Shattuck-St Mary's HS)
D William Wrenn (U.S. Under-17)
D Matt Donovan (Cedar Rapids, USHL)
D Paul Phillips (Cedar Rapids, USHL)
G Adam Murray (U.S. under-17)
F Drew Shore (U.S. Under-17)
F Shawn Ostrow (Camose, AJHL)*
*Could be either a 2009 or 2010 recruit