Ross Carlson (LW)
Acquired: Signed a PTO with the Rochester Americans on January 30, 2009.
Last Season: Took advantage of his first career pro playoff action with 7 goals and 2 assists for the ECHL Florida Everblades...Released from his PTO on 2/07...Notched two points (1+1) at Grand Rapids on 1/31...Made his Amerk debut on 1/30 at Grand Rapids, scoring the only goal in the shootout to give the Amerks a 3-2 win...Signed a PTO with Rochester on 1/30...Played 27 games with the Florida Everblades (ECHL) recording 22 points (10+12) and 14 PIM...Scored one goal in three games with the Peoria Rivermen (AHL)
2007-08: Finished the season with the Houston Aeros (AHL), tallying four points (1+3) in 16 games and also appeared in four postseason contests...Had a career high six-game point streak with Texas from 11/22 to 12/02...Skated in 49 games with the Texas Wildcatters (ECHL), collecting 38 points (18+20), with a plus/minus rating of +25...Appeared in three games with the Rockford IceHogs (AHL) and netted his first professional goal on 12/29 in 4-3 shootout loss to Milwaukee
2003-07: Made professional debut with the Providence Bruins (AHL) on 3/23 vs. Manchester...Helped lead the Badgers to NCAA championship his junior season (2005-06)...Notched his best season in his sophomore year, recording 12 goals and 29 points...Finished collegiate career ranking second on the team in assists (18) and fourth on the team in points (23)...Played four years (2003-07) college hockey at the University of Wisconsin (WCHA) where he recorded 92 points (34+58) in 133 games
2000-03: Averaged 2.17 points per game and 1.04 goals per game, both team bests...Was tied for second on the team with three short-handed goals and tied for third with 15 power-play goals...He was named the team's most valuable player and recipient of the Vern Hurley Memorial Award...Finished his junior career with Waterloo, scoring 77 points (33+44) in 77 games and six points (4+2) in seven playoff games...Played two seasons (2001-02) with Des Moines, recording 26 points (10+16) in 78 games before being traded to Waterloo...Split four seasons of junior hockey between the Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL) and Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL)