Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bill Carson
Although Carson was a fine hockey player, his inclination was toward education more than it was to the NHL. He attended the University of Toronto and played on the Varsity team, winning the Allan Cup in 1921 and staying in OHA senior hockey while finishing his studies.

Carson stayed in the game for a few years, playing in Grimsby and Stratford and earning the admiration of the St. Pats, precursor to the Maple Leafs. He joined the St. Pats and NHL full-time in 1926-27, the year the team was sold to Conn Smythe and the name change made.

Carson had impressive years of 16 and 20 goals with Toronto, but midway through 1928-29 he was sold to Boston and helped the Bruins win their first Stanley Cup just a few weeks later.

Carson played one more season with the Bruins, then more or less retired to go into dentistry, the result of his studies at the U of T.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1918-19 Woodstock Athletics OHA-Jr.
1919-20 University of Toronto OHA-Sr. 3 6 1 7
1919-20 University of Toronto Al-Cup 6 9 4 13
1920-21 University of Toronto OHA-Sr. 10 13 3 16 3 2 0 2
1920-21 University of Toronto Al-Cup 8 14 2 16
1921-22 University of Toronto OHA-Sr. 9 15 3 18
1922-23 University of Toronto OHA-Sr. 11 8 10 18
1923-24 Grimsby Peach Kings OHA-Sr.
1923-24 Toronto Granites Exhib. 5 9 2 11
1924-25 Stratford Indians OHA-Sr. 20 29 8 37 41 2 0 2 2 3
1925-26 Stratford Indians OHA-Sr. 17 19 3 22 23
1926-27 Toronto St. Pats/Maple Leafs NHL 40 16 6 22 41
1927-28 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 32 20 6 26 36
1928-29 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 24 7 6 13 45
1928-29 Boston Bruins NHL 19 4 2 6 10 5 2 0 2 8
1929-30 Boston Bruins NHL 44 7 4 11 24 6 1 0 1 6
1930-31 London Tecumsehs IHL 7 0 1 1 2
1931-32
1932-33
1933-34 New Haven Eagles Can-Am 33 7 4 11 6
NHL Totals 159 54 24 78 156 11 3 0 3 14


Brother of Frank and Gerry
OHA-Sr. Second All-Star Team (1920, 1922, 1923)
OHA-Sr. First All-Star Team (1921)
Signed as a free agent by Toronto, April 16, 1926. Traded to Boston by Toronto for cash, January 25, 1929. Traded to London (IHL) by Boston for cash, November 24, 1930.