Mac Carruth put his his career back on track by living in the moment
Mac Carruth’s career was heading in the wrong direction.
Carruth had played in more ECHL games than AHL games two years after signing his entry-level contract with the Chicago Blackhawks. His ECHL numbers weren’t great. He was also thought to be immature and a hothead. When his NHL deal came up after the 2014-15 season, the Blackhawks didn’t offer him a new one. His best bet was an AHL/ECHL contract with the Rockford IceHogs and Indy Fuel.
That could have been the last you heard of Carruth. Plenty of NHL-drafted goalies never find their footing in professional hockey and end up bouncing around lower leagues or get out of the game all together.