David Carle had booked his ticket to the National Hockey League draft weeks in advance. His bags were packed, but he never made it.
Carle had been a certain third-round pick as a defenseman, maybe a second-rounder. But just hours before the draft, he sent out a letter to all 30 teams, advising them not to pick him.
Two months before, at the end of his senior season at Shattuck-St. Mary's prep school in Minnesota, Carle led his team to a national championship, scoring ...Read full story