Even at his age, Carlo is already a key cog in Boston’s D corps. But when it comes to his contributions down the other end of the ice, any points that the Colorado Springs native can chip in is generally just viewed as a luxury when sizing up his overall game.
“The whole goal-scoring thing isn’t my forte,” Carlo said last May during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. “Maybe I’ll slide in an empty netter.”
And yet, while Boston has often relied on the likes of Torey Krug, Matt Grzelcyk and Charlie McAvoy to generate offense from the blue line, Carlo has started to see his name pop up on the box score more and more over the last couple of months.