Carl Boone was nicknamed Buddy and the name stuck so strongly that it effectively became his first name. Boone played three years with the St. Catharines Teepees of the OHA for three years. In his final year of junior he scored 43 goals in 45 games. He and Brian Cullen supplied the majority of the offense for the Teepees.
Upon turning pro in the fall of 1952, Boone had hoped to land a roster spot in the NHL but it was not to be. He accepted a deal with the AHL's St. Louis Flyers. He moved around with several other minor-league teams before getting the chance to play in the NHL when the Boston Bruins came calling in the 1957 playoffs. Boston called upon Boone as an injury replacement and he suited up for ten games that spring, notching his first goal.
Thanks to his grit and determination in the playoffs, Boone earned himself a longer look in 1957-58 and he was used for 34 games where he collected five goals and eight points. He was asked to play a defensive role with the Bruins, who had plenty of offensive talent with the likes of Bronco Horvath, Don McKenny and a young Johnny Bucyk. Although he played his role effectively, it was not good enough to earn him a full-time roster spot, and in fact it was the last time Boone was seen in the NHL despite being claimed by the New York Rangers in 1965.
Boone continued to play hockey for another eleven years in the minors, retiring after playing eight games with Des Moines of the IHL in 1969-70. He returned to country living back in Kirkland Lake soon thereafter. Boone died on September 1, 1986 at the age of 53.