Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Andrew Carroll Gets A Call

Former UMD Bulldog Andrew Carroll left behind quite a legacy. He was rarely seen in a UMD uniform without the letter "C" or "A" on the front of his jersey. Leadership skills like his are not common at any level of hockey, and his tenacity on the ice masked the obvious skill that helped get him recruited in the first place.

Since leaving UMD, Carroll has hooked up with the ECHL's Charlotte Checkers. After an impressive start to his season there, he has received an opportunity to move up in the hockey world.

Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the team has signed forward Andrew Carroll to a Professional Tryout (PTO) agreement.

Carroll, a rookie out of the University of Minnesota-Duluth, comes to the Wolf Pack from the team’s ECHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers. In 16 games with the Checkers, the 6-0, 200-pound native of Shoreview, MN scored eight goals, good for a tie for third on the Charlotte club, and added four assists for 12 points, along with 30 penalty minutes.

It's hard not to root for a guy like Carroll, who was known as the quintessential "first one on the ice, last one off" guy at UMD. He was also insanely popular off the ice, and no one will ever forget the emotions he showed on the ice both during his last game at the DECC and after Miami eliminated UMD from the NCAA Tournament last year.

Here's hoping "Ace" finds even more success in the AHL!

(Tap of the stick to Donna for the tip!)

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