HARTFORD, January 30, 2013: Connecticut Whale general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Whale has signed forward Andrew Carroll to a Professional Tryout (PTO) agreement.
Carroll, a fourth-year pro out of the University of Minnesota-Duluth, comes to the Whale from the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL. In 36 games this year with the Steelheads, the 6-0, 205-pound Carroll has 12 goals and 19 assists for 31 points, the third-highest point total on the Idaho team, along with 45 penalty minutes.
The 27-year-old Carroll spent all of last season with the AHL’s Hershey Bears, with whom he had one goal and five assists for six points, with 138 PIM, which was the third-most among Hershey skaters. The Shoreview, MN native also contributed one assist, and served 14 PIM, in five playoff games with the Bears.
Carroll made his AHL debut with the Hartford Wolf Pack in February of 2010, posting seven penalty minutes in a four-game stint. He has skated in 124 AHL games in his career, with Abbotsford, Peoria, Hershey and the Wolf Pack, totaling four goals and 10 assists for 14 points, along with 210 PIM. In 115 career ECHL contests with the Steelheads, Charlotte Checkers and Greenville Road Warriors, Carroll has scored 52 goals and added 41 assists for 93 points, while amassing 155 PIM.
The Whale continue a six-game homestand this Friday night, February 1, hosting the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in a 7:00 PM game. Like all Friday-night Whale home games, that night features $1 hot dogs and $2 beers at the XL Center until the end of the first intermission.
Tickets to all Whale home games, start as low as $10 each ($12 each when tickets are purchased on the day of the game), and are on sale now at the Public Power Ticket Office at the XL Center, through TicketMaster Charge-by-Phone at 1-800-745-3000 and on-line at www.ticketmaster.com.
Season tickets for the Whale’s 2012-13 AHL season are also available. For information on season seats, and all of the Whale’s many ticketing options, visit www.ctwhale.com, or call the CT Whale ticket office at (860) 548-2000 to talk with an account executive today.