William Allan Carroll (born January 19, 1959) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey Centre. Carroll played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the New York Islanders, Edmonton Oilers and Detroit Red Wings, winning the Stanley Cup both with Edmonton and New York. Carroll was born in Toronto, Ontario, but grew up in nearby Pickering.
Carroll in 1981
January 19, 1959|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)|
New York Islanders
Detroit Red Wings
Nova Scotia Oilers
38th overall, 1979|
New York Islanders
Carroll was drafted in the second round (38th overall) by the New York Islanders in the 1979 NHL Entry Draft from the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). He won three Stanley Cups with New York in 1981, 1982, and 1983. He was claimed off waivers by the Edmonton Oilers on October 9, 1984, at the beginning of the 1984-85 NHL season and won his fourth Stanley Cup that season at the age of 26. Carroll played two more seasons in the NHL with the Detroit Red Wings before retiring from professional hockey in 1987.
He has three sons, in order of birth, Michael and Matthew, who played professional lacrosse for the Toronto Rock of the NLL, while the youngest, Marcus Carroll, played professional ice hockey with the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL. His two nephews also play hockey: Leo Jenner (born 1989), played major junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League with the Plymouth Whalers, and played college hockey four seasons while attending Acadia University; and Leo's brother Boone Jenner (born 1993), who was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets, and is currently playing with the Blue Jackets.
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