50 Players, 50 Days: Robert Carlson
May 4, 2020
During the current and unforeseen cancelation of the 2019-20 season, the players in the NA3HL saw their seasons cut prematurely short. In some cases, players saw their junior hockey careers come to an end as well. However, the NA3HL got together a decided to highlight some of those players, who were born in 1999 and were in their final season of playing junior hockey.
As a result, we present a new series entitled: 50 players, 50 days
50 players in 50 days will select 50 players from each of the 34 NAHL teams this past season that were born in 1999, who are currently uncommitted, and deserve some recognition during their time spent playing and developing in the NA3HL. Over the course of the next 50 days, we will take time out to look at their accomplishments, review their season, and provide some background on their NA3HL careers. Players will be initially highlighted in alphabetical order by team. Enjoy!
Robert Carlson, Forward, Wausau RiverWolves
Wausau RiverWolves forward Robert Carlson, 20, closed out a solid NA3HL career with another 30+ point season and a second straight top-2 finish in team scoring.
During his rookie season, the 6-foot-0, 180-pound native of Blaine, MN led the RiverWolves in scoring as he posted 12 goals, 32 assists and 44 points in 47 games in a tough 2018-19 campaign for Wausau. And despite his team holding a similar spot near the bottom of the Central Division standings in 2019-20, Carlson's production remained steady, as his 13 goals, 22 assists and 35 points ranked second on the team, pushing his career totals to 25g-54a--79pts in 97 games as a member of the RiverWolves.
Carlson came to Wausau after a three-year career at Centennial High in the Minnesota High School hockey system, where he logged 13 points in 71 games from 2015-18. During that time, Carlson also made his NA3HL debut with the Chicago Bulldogs in 2016-17, playing three games in the league before returning to Centennial.