The Mack Report

Alex Carle commits to Merrimack for 2014

’94 defenseman Alex Carle has committed to Merrimack for 2014.

Carle, who is from Anchorage, Alaska, is the brother of 2006 Hobey Baker winner and current NHL defenseman Matt Carle, who is playing with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Carle is a senior captain at Kimball Union Academy in New Hampshire, where he also captained the team as a junior. According to one scout, he “has to be considered the top uncommitted defenseman in prep hockey.”

At 5-foot-11, 185, he’s been heralded as a smart defender who makes good, quick decisions with and without the puck.

Carle is penciled in to arrive on Merrimack’s campus in 2014.