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2024 WJC | David Carle

David Carle is serving as head coach of the U.S. National Junior Team for the first time in 2024.

Carle, who is in his sixth season as head coach of the University of Denver's men's ice hockey team in 2023-24, has led the Pioneers to three NCAA tournament appearances overall in his tenure as head coach at DU, including the 2022 NCAA title. He has led Denver to a 116-53-13 overall record in his five campaigns, which included a COVID-shortened season in 2019-20.

Prior to being named head coach, Carle served four and a half seasons as an assistant coach with the Denver Pioneers (2014-18). He joined the program in 2014 following a season and a half as an assistant coach (2012-14) with the Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League (USHL).

As a player, Carle was recruited to play at Denver and spent four seasons (2008-12) as a graduate assistant coach after a medical diagnosis forced him to retire from his playing career. A 2008 NHL Draft-eligible prospect, Carle was drafted in the fourth round, 203rd overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning.