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.