Matt Carle

Position: Defense

Full Name: Matthew Carle
Birthdate: September 25, 1984
Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska

Matthew Carle was born on September 25, 1984 in Anchorage, Alaska and is a retired National Hockey League defenseman. Matt was drafted in the second round, 47th overall, by the San Jose Sharks in 2003. Matt played for the Sharks until 2008 when he was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning before being traded again three months later to the Philadelphia Flyers where he enjoyed four successful seasons, reaching the Stanley Cup Final in the 2009-10 season. Matt would return to Tampa Bay, signing as a free agent after the 2011-12 season and again reaching the Stanley Cup Final in the 2014-15 season. After twelve successful National Hockey League seasons playing for four different teams, Matt announced his retirement from professional hockey in November 2016.

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