By Fred Liggett
For someone who just joined the team on Friday, February 16 Goaltender Adam Carlson has quickly made many friends in his new home. Since signing with the Kansas City Mavericks Carlson has been sharing the goaltending duties with Mavric Parks and that has resulted in some late season wins for the team.
Helping him win over the local hockey fan base was Carlson’s effort in an 8-0 Mavs shutout of the visiting Quad City Mallards on Sunday, March 18. Adam says the experience was “pretty awesome.” Carlson believes the game’s outcome was a “True team effort”.
AC as his new teammates call him has been playing pro hockey for the past 2-1/2 years. Carlson started his career in spring of 2016 when he signed with the South Carolina Stingrays. AC’s favorite pro sports team is MLB’s Minnesota Twins. This is largely due to Carlson hailing from a baseball family and played the sport all the way through High School. Then he decided to stick with hockey as his main sport.
AC is from Edina, Min., where his mom and dad along with two younger brothers and an older sister root him on from home. Carlson’s favorite hockey memory so far came when he got a NCAA Division 1 offer coming out of Juniors. Carlson played for Mercyhurst University. He first put on a pair skates at a year and a half he believes. He wore a pair of oven mitts and a mini wood stick as he has always wanted to be a goaltender.
If not in pro hockey today AC would be dabbling in Real Estate. While on the road with the Mavs Carlson enjoys HBO and Netflix. His favorite sports movie is “Mystery, Alaska.”
Following his playing days Carlson simply wants to be remembered as a “good person.” For right now AC says his favorite KC spot is the Hereford House.
This weekend the Mavericks are on the road in Allen, TX. for a two game weekend series against the Allen Americans. The pair of games is the start of a four-game road series for the Mavs who will later play Forth Worth and Indy before returning home on Tuesday, Apr. 3.
Adam Carlson returned to the Hershey Bears of the AHL on Thursday. Carlson, a Washington Capitols prospect, hopes to return to the Mavericks in time for the ECHL playoffs.