John Carlson

Washington Capitals logo
Age 32 Jan 10, 1990
Natick USA
Defense shoots right
6'3" 191 cm
217 lbs 98 kg
ELC Signing Age 18
Waivers Signing Age 18
UFA Year 2017
Agent Richard Curran
Draft Year 2008
Drafted Overall 27
Draft Round 1
Draft Team Washington Capitals logo

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Transaction History
Dec 7, 2022 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson dished out two assists to go with two shots, three blocked shots and a plus-3 rating in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Dec 6, 2022 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson registered seven shots, four blocks and a minus-1 rating versus Edmonton on Monday.
Dec 3, 2022 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson found the back of the net in Washington's 5-2 loss to Calgary on Saturday.
Nov 29, 2022 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson scored a goal on three shots in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks.
Nov 17, 2022 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson scored twice in a 5-4 shootout loss to St. Louis on Thursday.
Nov 16, 2022 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson scored a goal and drew an assist during Tuesday's 5-2 loss over the Florida Panthers.
Nov 11, 2022 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson (lower body) registered an assist in Friday's 5-1 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Nov 11, 2022 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson will be in the lineup Friday against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Nov 11, 2022 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson (lower body) was activated off injured reserve Friday, according to Tom Gulitti of NHL.com.
Nov 11, 2022 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson (lower body) will be a game-time decision Friday versus Tampa Bay, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Nov 11, 2022 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson (lower body) is likely to return to action Friday against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Nov 9, 2022 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson (lower body) will not be in the lineup Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Nov 7, 2022 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson (lower body) won't play Monday against the Edmonton Oilers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Nov 5, 2022 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson (lower body) was skating prior to practice Saturday, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Nov 2, 2022 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Nov 1, 2022 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson (lower body) won't play Tuesday against the Vegas Golden Knights, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Oct 31, 2022 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson (lower body) won't play Monday against the Carolina Hurricanes. Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Oct 29, 2022 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson (lower body) is doubtful to return to Saturday's game versus the Nashville Predators.
Oct 22, 2022 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson had a goal and an assist in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings.
Oct 18, 2022 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson scored a goal and was credited with an assist Monday as the Washington Capitals rallied to earn a 6-4 victory over the Vancouver Canucks.
May 11, 2022 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson notched a power-play assist, four shots on goal, two hits, two PIM and a minus-2 rating in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Florida Panthers in Game 5.
Apr 22, 2022 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson scored an empty-net goal on three shots in Friday's 2-0 win over the Arizona Coyotes.
Apr 14, 2022 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson scored a goal and added an assist in a 7-3 loss to Toronto on Thursday.
Apr 11, 2022 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson scored a goal and an assist in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins.
Apr 10, 2022 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson picked up two assists, one on the power play, in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Apr 7, 2022 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson scored two power-play goals including the game-winner and added two even-strength assists in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Mar 11, 2022 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson notched two assists, including one on the power play, and added two blocked shots in Friday's 4-3 overtime win over the Vancouver Canucks.
Mar 9, 2022 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson logged two assists, two shots on goal and two blocked shots in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Edmonton Oilers.
Mar 5, 2022 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson logged a power-play assist, three shots on goal, two hits, two blocked shots and two PIM in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Seattle Kraken.
Feb 28, 2022 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson notched three assists, two shots on goal and two hits in Monday's 5-3 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Feb 17, 2022 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson scored an empty-net goal and added an assist in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Jan 28, 2022 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson scored a power-play goal, blocked four shots and added four PIM in Friday's 5-0 win over the Dallas Stars.
Jan 24, 2022 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson departed the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Monday, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Jan 16, 2022 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson (COVID-19 protocols) was placed on the COVID protocols list Sunday.
Jan 2, 2022 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson scored a goal on two shots, added two hits and went plus-2 in Sunday's 4-3 overtime loss to the New Jersey Devils.
Jan 1, 2022 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson was held out of Saturday's practice for maintenance reasons, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Dec 31, 2021 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson recorded an assist and four shots on goal in Friday's 3-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings.
Dec 29, 2021 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson had a goal, three assists and five shots in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Nashville Predators.
Dec 17, 2021 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson logged an assist and three shots on goal in Friday's 5-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets.
Dec 15, 2021 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson recorded an assist, four blocked shots, two shots on net, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.
Nov 28, 2021 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson scored an even-strength goal and added two assists, one on the power play, in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.
Nov 25, 2021 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson registered a power-play goal and an assist in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens.
Nov 20, 2021 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson recorded two assists, two shots on net, a pair of hits and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 4-0 win over the San Jose Sharks.
Nov 17, 2021 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson produced two assists and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 2-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings.
Nov 16, 2021 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson notched two assists and three shots on goal in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Anaheim Ducks.
Nov 15, 2021 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson tallied a power-play assist, a plus-2 rating and two blocked shots during Sunday's 6-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Nov 8, 2021 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson scored a power-play goal on four shots and added two hits in Monday's 5-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres.
Oct 29, 2021 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson scored the game-winning goal on the power play and added an even-strength assist in Friday's 2-0 win over the Arizona Coyotes.
Oct 20, 2021 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson recorded an assist and two hits while logging 21:34 of ice time during Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche.
Oct 14, 2021 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson tallied a power-play assist while logging 21:20 of ice time during Wednesday's 5-1 win over the New York Rangers.
Sep 23, 2021 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson (knee) indicated he expects to be ready for preseason action after undergoing offseason surgery, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Jul 25, 2021 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | General manager Brian MacLellan indicated that Carlson (knee) recently underwent a "minor procedure," Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
May 25, 2021 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson dealt with a knee injury toward the end of the season that may require surgery, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
May 13, 2021 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson (lower body) will return to action versus Boston on Saturday, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
May 11, 2021 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson (lower body) won't play Tuesday versus Boston, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
May 11, 2021 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson (lower body) will rejoin the Washington Capitals' lineup for Tuesday's regular-season finale against the Boston Bruins, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
May 10, 2021 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson (lower body) was on the ice for Monday's practice, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
May 8, 2021 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson (lower body) is day-to-day with a lower body injury and will not dress for Saturday's match against the Philadelphia Flyers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
May 3, 2021 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson (lower body) is taking warmups and is expected to suit up for Monday's tilt with the New York Rangers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
May 3, 2021 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson (lower body) is participating in Monday's morning skate and will talk to trainers afterwards about getting cleared to play in Monday's game against the New York Rangers, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
May 1, 2021 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson (lower body) is unavailable for Saturday's tilt with Pittsburgh.
Apr 30, 2021 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson (lower body) participated in Friday's optional skate, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Apr 29, 2021 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson (lower body) won't suit up in Thursday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Apr 29, 2021 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson (undisclosed) isn't on the ice for morning skate and will be a game-time decision for Thursday night's matchup with Pittsburgh, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Apr 17, 2021 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson collected four assists, two on the power play, in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Apr 13, 2021 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson handed out two assists and registered two shots on goal in Tuesday's 6-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. He also contributed two blocks and was plus-2.
Apr 8, 2021 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson produced two power-play assists and four shots on goal in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Boston Bruins.
Apr 1, 2021 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson scored a pair of goals on two shots and added two hits in Thursday's 8-4 loss to the New York Islanders.
Mar 26, 2021 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson tallied an assist and two shots during Thursday's 4-3 win over the New Jersey Devils.
Mar 13, 2021 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson put up two assists in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Mar 11, 2021 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson registered a goal on five shots in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Feb 27, 2021 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson notched two assists in Saturday's 5-2 win over the New Jersey Devils.
Feb 25, 2021 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson dished out a pair of assists and had two shots in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. He also produced three hits, two PIM and one block.
Feb 21, 2021 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson scored an even-strength goal and added a power-play assist in Sunday's 4-3 win over the New Jersey Devils.
Feb 1, 2021 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson collected a power-play goal on four shots and added a pair of blocks Monday in a 5-3 loss to Boston.
Jan 29, 2021 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson tallied a power-play goal, an assist and two shots while logging 25:38 of ice time during Thursday's 6-3 win over the New York Islanders.
Jan 26, 2021 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson scored a power-play goal and added an even-strength assist in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the New York Islanders.
Jan 25, 2021 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson tallied a power-play assist and three shots while logging a season-high 28:52 of ice time during Sunday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Buffalo Sabres.
Jan 22, 2021 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson recorded an assist, six shots, three hits, two blocked shots and a plus-2 rating before scoring the only goal in the shootout during Friday's 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres,
Jan 15, 2021 Washington Capitals | John Carlson | Carlson recorded a goal, a power-play assist and six shots during Thursday's 6-4 win over the Buffalo Sabres.
Jun 24, 2018 Washington Capitals | Re-signed D John Carlson to an eight-year, $64 million contract.
Jan 7, 2016 Washington Capitals | Placed D John Carlson on IR.
Sep 14, 2012 Washington Capitals | Signed D John Carlson to a six-year contract extension.
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2022-2023 Regular Season Stats

John Carlson
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
Washington Capitals Washington Capitals logo 22 8 8 16 -9 2
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Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2003-2004 New Jersey Rockets 13U AAA AYHL 13U 25 20 15 35 50
2004-2005 New Jersey Rockets 14U AAA AYHL 14U 25 15 18 33 32
2005-2006 New Jersey Rockets AtJHL 38 2 10 12 42
2006-2007 Indiana Ice USHL 2 0 0 0 6
2006-2007 New Jersey Rockets AtJHL 44 12 38 50 96
Draft Yr 2007-2008 Indiana Ice USHL 59 12 31 43 72 Playoffs 4 1 0 1 0
2008-2009 London Knights OHL 59 16 60 76 65 Playoffs 14 7 15 22 0
2009-2010 Hershey Bears AHL 48 4 35 39 26 Playoffs 13 2 4 6 0
2009-2010 Washington Capitals NHL 22 1 5 6 8 310 64.52 60.09 7.04 54.71 0.06 0.19 0.97 Playoffs 7 1 3 4 0
2009-2010 USA U20 WJC-20 7 3 4 7 2
2010-2011 Washington Capitals NHL 82 7 30 37 44 1,369 57.00 50.35 -2.03 52.31 1.63 0.26 1.05 Playoffs 9 2 1 3 0
2011-2012 Washington Capitals NHL 82 9 23 32 22 1,383 45.38 50.08 0.33 47.48 -1.56 0.17 0.87 Playoffs 14 2 3 5 0
2012-2013 Washington Capitals NHL 48 6 16 22 18 810 58.21 49.75 0.32 49.25 0.40 0.44 1.19 Playoffs 7 0 1 1 0
2013-2014 Washington Capitals NHL 82 10 27 37 22 1,321 47.96 49.63 3.62 46.75 -1.11 0.18 0.45
2013-2014 USA OG 6 1 1 2 0
2014-2015 Washington Capitals NHL 82 12 43 55 28 1,379 52.14 54.19 1.81 51.94 -0.09 0.35 1.44 Playoffs 14 1 5 6 0
2015-2016 Washington Capitals NHL 56 8 31 39 14 956 58.57 51.19 -1.53 51.12 -1.03 0.31 1.32 Playoffs 12 5 7 12 0
2016-2017 USA WCup 2 0 0 0 0
2016-2017 Washington Capitals NHL 72 9 28 37 10 1,157 55.56 48.77 -3.68 51.07 -4.12 0.26 0.93 Playoffs 13 2 2 4 0
2017-2018 Washington Capitals NHL 82 15 53 68 32 1,421 52.80 47.62 1.44 49.39 1.73 0.38 1.31 Playoffs 24 5 15 20 0
2018-2019 Washington Capitals NHL 80 13 57 70 34 1,358 59.35 48.58 1.90 51.03 3.33 0.35 1.46 Playoffs 7 0 5 5 0
2019-2020 Washington Capitals NHL 69 15 60 75 26 1,196 51.70 50.10 -1.70 51.40 -0.40 0.55 1.76 Playoffs 5 0 6 6 0
2020-2021 Washington Capitals NHL 52 10 34 44 12 884 54.20 51.50 51.30 1.20 0.47 1.70 Playoffs 5 0 2 2 0
2021-2022 Washington Capitals NHL 78 17 54 71 20 1,297 52.70 50.40 -1.40 50.70 0.10 0.23 1.20 Playoffs 6 1 4 5 0
2022-2023 Washington Capitals NHL 22 8 8 16 2
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Active Contract

Signing Team Washington Capitals logo
Signing Date June 25, 2018
Signing Status UFA
Agent Richard Curran
Standard Contract | 8 Years $64,000,000 9.70% of cap space
2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Cap Hit $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000
UFA
AAV $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $6,000,000 $3,000,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000
Signing Bonuses $6,500,000 $6,500,000 $2,000,000 $5,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000
Total Salary $12,000,000 $12,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000
Minors Salary $12,000,000 $12,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Buy It Out Buy It Out Buy It Out Buy It Out

Contract History

Signing Team Washington Capitals logo
Signing Date September 15, 2012
Signing Status RFA
Agent Richard Curran
Standard Contract | 6 Years $23,800,000 6.61% of cap space
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Cap Hit $3,966,667 $3,966,667 $3,966,667 $3,966,667 $3,966,667 $3,966,667
UFA
AAV $3,966,667 $3,966,667 $3,966,667 $3,966,667 $3,966,667 $3,966,667
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $3,800,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $3,800,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000
Minors Salary $3,800,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Washington Capitals logo
Signing Date November 4, 2008
Entry Level Contract | 3 Years $2,625,000 1.54% of cap space
2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012
Cap Hit $875,000 $845,833 $845,833 $845,833
RFA
AAV $875,000 $845,833 $845,833 $845,833
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $0 $787,500 $787,500 $787,500
Signing Bonuses $87,500 $87,500 $87,500 $0
Total Salary $0 $875,000 $875,000 $787,500
Minors Salary $0 $65,000 $65,000 $65,000
Clauses
UFA Year