Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Joe Krol
Left-winger Joe Krol played briefly in the NHL with the New York Rangers and Brooklyn Americans. He was also a solid player in the minors and in the senior leagues.

The native of Winnipeg, Manitoba initially played on the city's Knights of Columbus and and Monarchs teams as well as the Selkirk Fishermen. In 1935-36 he signed with the NHL's Rangers and played the season with the New York Rovers of the EHL. He scored 38 points in 39 games and was voted on to the league's first all-star team.

Krol played two games for the Blueshirts in the late 1930s but was a fixture in the AHL until getting chance to play half the 1941-42 season with the Brooklyn Americans. He scored 12 points in 24 games and was a part of history since this team folded at the end of the season to leave the NHL with six teams for the next 25 years. Krol played with the Vancouver and Winnipeg RCAF squads during World War II and then retired in 1944.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1932-33 Winnipeg K of C WJrHL 11 6 3 9 18 3 1 1 2 2
1933-34 Selkirk Fishermen WJrHL 14 3 3 6 43 5 0 2 2 13
1934-35 Winnipeg Monarchs WJrHL 13 12 7 19 16 3 6 2 8 10
1934-35 Winnipeg Monarchs M-Cup 9 11 7 18 21
1935-36 New York Rovers EAHL 39 16 22 38 47 8 2 0 2 6
1936-37 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1936-37 Philadelphia Ramblers IAHL 49 9 18 27 26 6 0 1 1 2
1937-38 Philadelphia Ramblers IAHL 43 4 10 14 10 4 1 1 2 0
1938-39 New York Rangers NHL 1 1 1 2 0
1938-39 Philadelphia Ramblers IAHL 54 24 30 54 34 8 2 3 5 4
1939-40 Philadelphia Ramblers IAHL 52 7 11 18 23
1940-41 Hershey Bears AHL 46 13 17 30 20
1940-41 Springfield Indians AHL 6 2 3 5 12 3 0 2 2 2
1941-42 Brooklyn Americans NHL 24 9 3 12 8
1941-42 Springfield Indians AHL 18 3 12 15 5
1942-43 Vancouver RCAF NNDHL 19 14 16 30 32 2 0 1 1 0
1942-43 Winnipeg RCAF WNDHL 3 0 1 1 2
1943-44 Winnipeg RCAF WNDHL 9 4 3 7 8
NHL Totals 26 10 4 14 8


EAHL First All-Star Team (1936) Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, November, 1936. Traded to Hershey (IAHL) by NY Rangers for cash, April 4, 1940. Traded to NY Americans (Springfield-AHL) by Hershey for John Sorrell, February 14, 1941.