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Carlson back with Rush


RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Rapid City Rush, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Arizona Coyotes, announced that goaltender Adam Carlson has signed with the team for the 2021-22 season, his third with the team.

Carlson returned to the Rush last season for his second stint in Rapid City. He posted a 13-13-3 record in 32 games with a pair of shutouts, a 2.98 goals=against average and team-leading .914 save percentage. In March, he garnered ECHL Goaltender of the Month honors, compiling a 6-1-1 record in nine games with a shutout, a 2.27 goals-against average and .932 save percentage.

A native of Edina, Minnesota, Carlson enters his sixth season of professional hockey, and his third with the Rush. His professional career began with an entry-level NHL contract with the Washington Capitals in the 2016-17 season. Carlson’s career has taken him through the American Hockey League with the Hershey Bears, Milwaukee Admirals and Manitoba Moose, and the ECHL with the South Carolina Stingrays, Indy Fuel, Kansas City Mavericks, Jacksonville Icemen and Rush. In his ECHL career, Carlson has amassed a record of 68-59-19 in 157 games with nine shutouts, a 2.94 goals-against average and a .907 save percentage.

Before turning professional, he played one season of NCAA hockey with Mercyhurst University, appearing in 17 games with a  7-7-3 record, 2.85 goals-against average and a save percentage .919.