The Charlotte Checkers Mourn the Loss of Andrew Carroll
The Charlotte Checkers offer their most sincere condolences to the family and friends of former player Andrew Carroll, who tragically passed away at the age of 32 on Monday.

"Andrew embodied the spirit of Checkers hockey," said Checkers owner Michael Kahn. "He gave 100 percent of himself to the game and to the communities he played in. He organically and authentically established himself as a man who wanted to do nothing more than give back. He sought out opportunities to help and be involved. He was a gentle soul who even after his death is giving the gift of life. We were lucky to have him here in Charlotte and he will be remembered fondly."

"I cannot remember a day that I saw Andrew without a smile on his face," said Checkers COO Tera Black. "He was the type of person that could make you feel better just by being around him. He took his experience as a professional hockey player and maximized every aspect of it. His ability to connect with the people that surrounded him was a gift and it was a true privilege to have known him."

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Carroll played his first professional game with the Checkers on April 4, 2009, following a four-year career at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. He played for Charlotte for the entirety of its final ECHL season in 2009-10, ranking third on the team with 47 points in 61 games and tying for second on the team in playoff scoring with nine points in 11 outings.

Following his time with Charlotte, Carroll went on to play five more professional seasons in the AHL and ECHL, most recently with the ECHL’s Idaho Steelheads in 2015-16.
Paul Branecky
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The Checkers' vice president of communications, Paul Branecky has been covering hockey in North Carolina since 2006, including five seasons with the Carolina Hurricanes.