Defenseman Carson Lambos has signed his NHL Entry Level contract with the Minnesota Wild after they selected him 26th overall in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft.
The Winnipeg, MB native spent three years in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) with RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg. He joined the program in 2016/17, playing two seasons for their U15 Prep team. He would tally 78 points in 60 U15 Prep games while winning the CSSHL U15 Prep Top Defenseman award in 2017/18.
That spring the Kootenay Ice would select Lambos second overall in the 2018 Western Hockey League (WHL) Bantam Draft.
He would return to RINK Winnipeg in 2018/19 for one year at the U18 Prep level, recording 30 points in 23 games, again winning his divisions CSSHL Top Defenseman award.
Following a successful minor hockey career, he would join the Ice, who had relocated to Winnipeg, finishing with 32 points in 57 games. He would also play for Canada White U17 at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge tournament, earning tournament All-Star Team Honours having recorded five assists in six games.
With the uncertainty of the 2020/21 WHL season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Lambos spent the majority of the season in Finland playing for JYP Jyväskylä in the U18, U20 and pro divisions.
Lambos was one of a record 23 former CSSHL student-athletes selected at the 2021 NHL Entry Draft.