Frank "Frosty" Carson

This good looking fellow here is Frank "Frosty" Carson, brother of fellow NHLers Bill and Gerry. He's pictured here in a New York Americans jersey from the 1930-31 season, his only season with the Amerks. He was better know for playing with the Montreal Maroons from 1925 through 1928 (winning the Stanley Cup in 1926) and the Detroit Falcons/Red Wings from 1931 through 1934.

Born in Bracebridge, Ontario, Carson was from quite the hockey family. Like his brothers Bill and Gerry, "Frosty" was a heck of an amateur player. This sturdy winger was a "lion-hearted" hockey sensation in Stratford, playing junior with the Midgets and senior with the Indians.

Carson retired from hockey in 1934 and worked for Industrial Acceptance Corporation in the Chatham/Windsor region. In 1950 he settled in Crumlin, Ontario (near London) where he operated a grocery/hardware store. He died of a heart attack in 1957, just 55 years old.

In 2004 the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame in Parry Sound inducted this local legend, saying he was "a determined competitor and a consummate team player. He was a smooth and graceful skater and possessed great puck handling skills. He never took or invited too many penalties. He was somewhat of a philosopher and looked upon hockey as a lot of fun and a good trade. He was always held in very high regard for his integrity and perseverance from all those who had contact with him."


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