Former Idaho Steelhead Player Dies in Fall
Andrew Carroll played 106 games of his six-year professional career in a Steelheads jersey. He scored 22 goals, recorded 57 points, and helped lead the Steelheads on two playoff runs while twice wearing an ‘A’ on his sweater as an assistant captain.
Monday Carroll, just 32 years old, died in a fall while at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago.
“Simply put, Andrew Carroll is one of the best people I ever met,’ said Steelheads Head Coach Neil Graham. “We were teammates in Greenville and in Idaho and I coached him for two seasons, all experiences that I will cherish. There are enough Andrew stories and enough warm memories of his company to write a novel. He is truly a one-of-a-kind friend whom I will truly miss.”
Carroll was passionate in using his position as an athlete to improve the lives of young hockey fans throughout the Treasure Valley. He was a constant volunteer at youth hockey practices, and no player made more appearances at local schools and dished out more floor hockey assists than Carroll. In fact he was awarded the Bill Campbell Community Service Award in 2016.
Steelheads President Eric Trapp said today “Andrew was such a special person to so many in our organization. He accomplished so much on the ice, and yet our players and fans seem to have just as many memories of him away from the rink. He was a charitable man and a gallant leader, and he holds a special place in our hearts. The Steelheads extend their prayers and heartfelt condolences to the Carroll family, and to the many in our hockey family who now mourn the loss of a dear friend."