The Cyclones are the ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Nashville Predators and the American Hockey League’s Milwaukee Admirals.
A native of Victoria, British Columbia, Carlson skated in 44 games with Peiting EC in Germany last season, accounting for 42 points (9g-33a). He was also tied for third on the team with 60 penalty minutes.
The 24-year-old is no stranger to the ECHL, having split time with the Gwinnett Gladiators, Utah Grizzlies and San Fransisco Bulls during the 2012-13 season. In 43 games that season, Carlson accounted for 24 points (5g-19a).
Prior turning pro, Carlson enjoyed a successful Major Junior career in the Western Hockey League, suiting up for the Medicine Hat Tigers, Regina Pats and Prince George Cougars. Carlson recorded 135 points (25g-110a) in 305 career WHL games over the course of six seasons.