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David Carle worked as a student assistant coach at DU from 2008-12.
Courtesy: Denver Athletics
David Carle worked as a student assistant coach at DU from 2008-12.
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Carle Named Assistant Coach for USHL's Green Bay Gamblers
Courtesy: Denver Athletics  
Release: 05/18/2012
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DENVER - Former University of Denver student assistant coach David Carle (Anchorage, Alaska) has accepted an assistant coaching position with the the Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League.

Carle reunites with former DU assistant and current Gamblers head coach Derek Lalonde, who along with DU associate head coach Steve Miller, recruited Carle to Denver.

Carle's responsibilities will include game analysis, video breakdown, recruiting and working with the team's defensemen.

"I'm excited to have the opportunity to hire David Carle," Lalonde said. "David has a great hockey mind and will bring a lot to our organization as an assistant coach and as an individual because of his approach to the game and his character. He's a special kid."

Carle was a standout defenseman at Shattuck-St. Mary's Prep School in Faribault, Minnesota. He helped guide the Sabres to national championships in 2007 and 2008. Carle was selected in the 7th round (203rd overall) by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Unfortunately, before his collegiate career ever began, Carle was forced to retire from hockey in the summer of 2008 when he was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Denver honored his scholarship and kept him on as a student assistant. Carle helped DU to 100 wins and four NCAA Tournament appearances during his four years.

"We are really happy for David and his tremendous opportunity to coach in Green Bay right out of college," Denver head coach George Gwozdecky said. "David matured into a fine young coach during his four years at DU. He will certainly be an asset for Derek and the Green Bay Gamblers organization."

Carle, the brother of Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Matt Carle, also served as the video coordinator for the gold-medal USA Under-17 Team at the 2011 Five Nations Tournament inAnn Arbor,Michigan.

Carle will officially begin his duties on June 1.


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