Kent Carlson’s career took an upward track from his starring role as a defenseman on Concord High School’s 1977 and 1979 state championship teams to his selection as an ECAC 2nd Team All-Star in 1983 and on to his 113 game NHL stint with the Montreal Canadians, St. Louis Blues, and Washington Capitols. He also stared at New Hampton Prep and St. Lawrence College. Kent also the fist American born player to captain the Montreal Canadians top farm club the Sherbrooke Beavers guiding them to the AHL’ S Calder Cup in the 1984-85 season. Carlson overcame serious injuries to his arm and back, undergoing spinal fusion surgery in 1986, before returning to professional hockey for three more productive years. Carlson is one of New Hampshire’s greatest athletes as voted by Sports Illustrated.