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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