Swedish team AIK have signed defenseman Brett Carson to a one year contract.

Carson was drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes, selected 109th overall, at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Turning professional in 2006–07, Carson played three games with the ECHL’s Florida Everblades before earning promotion to Carolina’s top affiliate, the Albany River Rats of the American Hockey League.  After a couple of years of splitting time between the NHL and AHL, he was claimed by the Calgary Flames via waivers on February 28, 2011. He missed the first third of the 2011–12 season after suffering a back injury in summer training but would rebound to play 34 games with the Abbotsford Heat.

Carson had 11 points and 16 penalty minutes in 26 AHL games this past season while a member of the Heat. Additionally, he spent 10 games with Calgary before the season was over, but only managed to record one assist. A native of Regina, Saskatchewan, this will be the first time Carson has signed overseas during his professional career.

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Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page: http://www.thehockeyhouse.net

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