Men's Ice Hockey


David  Carle
David Carle

Last College:
University of Denver

Assistant Coach


University of Denver alumnus (Class of 2012) David Carle joined the Pioneers’ staff on Jan. 1, 2014 following a season-and-a-half as an assistant coach with the USHL’s Green Bay Gamblers. During his time with the Gamblers, Carle helped guide Green Bay to an overall mark of 37-23-4 and a second-place finish in the USHL’s Eastern Conference with a total of 78 points. In addition, the Gamblers set a franchise record for 15 consecutive victories on their home ice during the 2012-13 campaign.

On the international level, Carle also garnered experience as the video coordinator for the gold-medal winning Team USA U-17 team in the 2011 Five Nations Tournament.

As a player, Carle was originally recruited to the University of Denver as a player, but was forced to retire from hockey in July of 2008 after being diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy - which is best known as a leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes and is a primary disease of the myocardium muscle of the heart. He was nonetheless selected by Tampa Bay in Round 7 (203rd Overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

The Anchorage, Alaska, native was a standout prep school defenseman at Shattuck-St. Mary’s (Minn.), helping the Sabres capture back-to-back national titles in 2007 and 2008.

Carle has a rich hockey tradition in his family as his brother Matt became Denver’s first Hobey Baker Award winner in 2006 and went on to enjoy a long career in the NHL. His younger brother Alex, meanwhile, is currently in his junior season with the Merrimack College Warriors (Hockey East).



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