A big and strong player. Carning has good hockey sense and soft hands. He handles the puck with confidence and has the ability to set up plays as well as finish them. His wrist-shot is high calibre and he has been known to be used on the point thank to his ability to get the puck on net. Has a certain edge to his game, but does not really throw his body around. Two-way ability is fairly good.
Carning's major weakness is his skating and mobility. He has problems accelerating and reaching full speed with that big frame, although he has worked extremely hard at that aspect of his game and also improved quite a bit.