Ice hockey player
| Sandy McCarthy|
| June 15, 1972 (age 43)
Toronto, ON, CAN (1972-06-15) |
Calgary Flames (1993–1998)
Tampa Bay Lightning (1998–1999)
Philadelphia Flyers (1999–2000)
Carolina Hurricanes (2000)
New York Rangers (2000–2003)
Boston Bruins (2003–2004)
New York Rangers (2004)
52nd overall, 1991
Darren Langdon, Donald Brashear, Krzysztof Oliwa, Chris Simon, Peter Worrell
Sandy McCarthy Wikipedia
Sandy McCarthy (born June 15, 1972) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who played 11 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Calgary Flames, Tampa Bay Lightning, Philadelphia Flyers, Carolina Hurricanes, New York Rangers and Boston Bruins.
Sandy McCarthy was selected by the Calgary Flames in the third round (52nd overall) of the 1991 NHL Entry Draft. He began playing hockey in the Georgian Bay Junior C Hockey League with the Midland Centennials and the Central Junior A Hockey League for the Hawkesbury Hawks. As a power forward, McCarthy played for the QMJHL Laval Titan in the 1989–90 season before being drafted by the Calgary Flames. He played one last season with the Titan. His next stop was during the 1992–93 season for the IHL's Salt Lake Golden Eagles. Sandy throughout his career with the Flames played the role as the enforcer, with many major fights.
As his time in the NHL went on he switched from his role as a power forward in junior hockey to more of a pressure player, offensively as well as defensively.
He would stay in Calgary for the next five years before being traded, in 1998, to the Tampa Bay Lightning, for a short stay. His next stop was with the Philadelphia Flyers for the next two seasons then a brief stint for the Carolina Hurricanes. McCarthy would then move on to the New York Rangers in August 2000 where he would have score a career season high 11 goals. The next season, he would score a career high in points with 23. He was then signed by the Boston Bruins during the summer of 2003 then was claimed off waivers at the 2004 trade deadline by the Rangers.
In 2012, McCarthy was inducted into the Barrie Sports Hall of Fame in Barrie, ON.
In his 735 games, 15 season NHL career, McCarthy recorded 72 goals, 76 assists and 1554 penalty minutes. In his 11 seasons in the NHL he made just over 7 million dollars, increasing his yearly amount each year he played.
McCarthy is partly of Black Canadian and First Nations descent. McCarthy being of Mi'kmaq descent, this being one of Canada's official First Nations.
Born in Toronto, McCarthy moved to Barrie, Ontario as a young boy and lived across the street from the rink in Allandale. He now lives in Woodstock, New Brunswick and is an assistant coach of the Woodstock Slammers of the Maritime Hockey League.March 24, 1998 – Traded by the Calgary Flames, along with Calgary's 1998 3rd and 5th round draft choices, to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for Jason Wiemer.
March 20, 1999 – Traded by the Tampa Bay Lightning, along with Mikael Andersson, to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Colin Forbes and Philadelphia's 1999 4th round draft choice.
March 14, 2000 – Traded by the Philadelphia Flyers to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for Kent Manderville.
August 4, 2000 – Traded by the Carolina Hurricanes, along with Carolina's 2001 4th round draft choice, to the New York Rangers in exchange for Darren Langdon and Rob DiMaio.
August 12, 2003 – Signed as a free agent with the Boston Bruins.
March 9, 2004 – Claimed on waivers by the New York Rangers from the Boston Bruins.