Soo Greyhounds General Manager Kyle Raftis announced this afternoon he has completed a transaction with the Guelph Storm.
In the deal, the Hounds acquire 19-year old defenceman NOAH CARROLL along with a trio of draft picks; 3rd Round in 2017 (Saginaw), 2nd Round in 2020 (Guelph) and conditional 3rd Round in 2018 (Guelph) in exchange for LIAM HAWEL and a 3rd Round Pick in 2021.
“We are very excited to welcome Noah to the Greyhounds today. As we looked to bolster our blueline with a veteran presence we feel Noah will fit in very well with our current group as well as bring another element to out defense” stated Raftis.
Carroll, a native of Strathroy ON, is in his 3rd season in the OHL.
In 161 career games played, the left-shooting defenceman has 7 goals and 36 assists, good for 43 points.
This past June, Carroll was selected in the 6th Round (164th overall) of the NHL Entry Draft by the Carolina Hurricanes.
Weight: 183 lbs
Hometown: Strathroy, ON
First Game: Sept. 26, 2014 vs. Belleville
First Goal: Feb. 6, 2015 vs. Sudbury
First Assist: Oct. 4, 2014 at Owen Sound
2015-16 – Finished the 2015-16 season with 3 goals and 11 assists … Named to the NHL Central Scouting Players to Watch for the 2016 Draft … Drafted by Carolina in the 6th round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft … 2014-15 – Recorded first career OHL point just four games into the season in a 3-2 win over Owen Sound … Netted first career goal on February 6th in a 4-3 loss to Sudbury … Finished 35th in rookie scoring with 16 points (2G, 14A) in 62 games, adding 46 penalty minutes. 2013-14 – Spent the season with the Guelph Hurricanes … Recorded two assists in 13 games. 2012-13 – Took more of an un-traditional route to where he is today … played the majority of minor hockey career as a forward … Only started playing AAA two years prior to draft year when he made the switch to defense in bantam … With the Elgin Middlesex Chiefs Minor Midget AAA team, he scored four goals and 11 assists in 28 games … Recorded seven points (1G, 6A) in 11 playoff games … In five games at the OHL Cup, Carroll recorded one assist … Named to Team ALLIANCE for the OHL Gold Cup … recorded one assist in five games en route to a Bronze Medal … Selected in the 4th round, 77th overall by the Storm in the 2013 OHL Priority Selection. Personal … Brother, Tyler, former Captain of the Storm continues to play competitive hockey.