USA Hockey Magazine Profiles David Carle

(above) David Carle's role on DU's coaching staff has expanded over the past four years
David Carle had a budding hockey career when, in April 2008, he signed his National Letter of Intent to play for the University of Denver.

He was eager to follow the decorated tracks of his older brother, Matt, who won two NCAA titles and a Hobey Baker Award with the Pioneers before becoming an established NHL blueliner.

He was also primed to join fellow DU recruit Joe Colborne on the NHL draft board. The Central Scouting Service’s final ranking had him placed at No. 60 among North American skaters.

But even before the prologue to his promising story was complete, Carle’s hockey career took an unforeseen turn.

One day prior to the draft in Ottawa, Carle anxiously awaited the results of a test at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ordered after something suspicious had emerged at the pre-draft scouting combine. Upon hearing from the medical staff, he learned he had hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a thickening of the heart that can trigger cardiac arrest during strenuous activity [read entire article].


dggoddard said...

Great article. Check it out.

vizoroo said...

David is definitely a character guy. And thank heavens for the testing done at the NHL.

Next year we see the 3rd Shore brother. Is it possible the 3rd Carle, Alec, is on the drawing board?

du78 said...

Alex Carle is a junior in HS in New Hampshire at the Kimball Union Academy. Hopefully Alex follws his brothers to DU but that won't be until 2013/14 at the earliest.

Anonymous said...

Great guy. Matt Carle has always said, and to this day still says, that Dave's a better hockey player than he is. Dave is going to have great success at this.

Anonymous said...

I am so thankful for all the support of the DU community. Both the school and the alum as well as the fans have been so supportive of our family.

DU has been nothing but a class act from our first contact back when Matthew was recruited to now. We could not have asked for more.

I am one grateful Father. Thanks to all.

Bob Carle

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the kind words Mr. Carle. The DU fans are more than grateful too. Matt changed the DU hockey program. I've heard Gwoz/Miller say it before, but Matt's decision to attend DU changed to recruiting landscape for us and vaulted us into the "elite". He started a pipe line of blue chip recruits that was very unlikely to happen without Matt's decision to attend DU. He brought us two national championships and the school's first Hobey Baker award. He's respresented us tremendously well off the ice and in the classroom during his tenure at DU. And, add to it his incredible NHL success. It doesn't get any better. David has continued the tradition and he really makes me proud to be a Pioneer. A really unfortunate condition keeps him off the ice, but his I'm sure his contributions to the program have been as significant as Matt's. I think all DU fans are indebted to the Carle family.

Also, would be great if Alex attended DU. Not just because of the hockey talent, but would love for Grandma Carle to have an excuse to come down and watch a game at Magness. We met her the other weekend up at the Sullivan Arena and she was great!