Carman grew up playing his youth hockey in the Eastview organization before attending the Academy of Holy Angels. He was invited to play for the USNTDP in Ann Arbor and finished his final two years of high school that included winning the 2006 U-18 World Championship his Senior Year.
Carman was selected in the 3rd round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche. He went on to play 4 years at the University of Minnesota and was a member of the 2006-07 team that won both the WCHA regular season and playoff championships. He graduated in 2010 with a degree in Business and Marketing Education.
After graduating, Carman signed a professional contract with the Avalanche and went on to play in 263 games over 4 years in the American Hockey League with the Lake Erie Monsters, Hershey Bears, and Wilkes Barre Scranton Penguins.
Carman brings an extensive coaching background to the team that primarily focuses on individual skill development with each player.