Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Greg Carroll
The line of Don Murdoch, Greg Carroll, and Morris Lukowich was unstoppable in Medicine Hat, yet all three ended up having remarkably different pro careers. Lukowich had a fine career with Winnipeg, Murdoch had a decent stint with the Rangers, but Carroll simply couldn't find the range in the NHL.

Although he was drafted by Washington in 1976, he chose to start his pro hockey life in the WHA (as did Lukowich), and moved on to the Caps two years later. In the WHA he had back-to-back 15-goal seasons after a 60-goaal year with Medicine Hat, a drop in production that proved his undoing.

Carroll played with three teams in two partial seasons, going from the Caps to Detroit to Hartford in less than a year. He scored just 20 goals in 131 games, numbers that might have been fine for another type of player, but no for one who showed such remarkable offensive skills in junior.

Carroll retired in 1980 after playing a few games in the AHL.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1973-74 Edmonton Canadians AJHL
1974-75 Medicine Hat Tigers WCJHL 70 22 37 59 77 3 3 2 5 0
1975-76 Medicine Hat Tigers WCJHL 71 60 111 171 118 9 4 11 15 2
1976-77 Cincinnati Stingers WHA 77 15 39 54 53 4 1 2 3 0
1977-78 New England Whalers WHA 48 9 14 23 27
1977-78 Cincinnati Stingers WHA 26 6 13 19 36
1978-79 Washington Capitals NHL 24 5 6 11 12 -2
1978-79 Detroit Red Wings NHL 36 2 9 11 8 -6
1979-80 Hartford Whalers NHL 71 13 19 32 24 -5
1979-80 Springfield Indians AHL 6 2 2 4 2
1980-1985
1985-86 Billings Marlboros ContHL 9 17 29 46 0
NHL Totals 131 20 34 54 44


WCJHL Second All-Star Team (1976) Selected by Cincinnati (WHA) in 1976 WHA Amateur Draft, June, 1976. Traded to New England (WHA) by Cincinnati (WHA) with Bryan Maxwell for the rights to Mike Liut, May, 1977. Traded to Cincinnati (WHA) by New England (WHA) for Ron Plumb, February, 1978. Signed as a free agent by Washington after being released by Cincinnati (WHA), September 21, 1978. Claimed on waivers by Detroit from Washington, January 6, 1979. Signed by Hartford as a free agent, October 30, 1979.