Tom McCarthy (ice hockey, born 1960)

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Tom McCarthy
Born (1960-07-31) July 31, 1960 (age 54)
Toronto, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Forward
Shot Left
Played for NHL
Minnesota North Stars
Boston Bruins
AHL
Moncton Golden Flames
Maine Mariners
NHL Draft 10th overall, 1979
Minnesota North Stars
Playing career 1979–1988

Thomas Joseph McCarthy (born July 31, 1960) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played 460 games in the National Hockey League. He played for the Minnesota North Stars and Boston Bruins. McCarthy was born in Toronto, Ontario, but grew up in Mississauga, Ontario.

Playing career[edit]

He was the number 1 overall pick in the 1977 OMJHL Midget Draft, making him one of two players drafted ahead of Wayne Gretzky. He had 69 goals for the Oshawa Generals in the 1978–79 season.

In the 1979 NHL Entry Draft, he was chosen in the first round (tenth overall) by the Minnesota North Stars. He was selected to play in the 1983 NHL All-Star Game and finished the season with 39 goals. He went on to play seven seasons for the North Stars and two for the Boston Bruins, finishing his career with 178 goals and 399 points. He had 12 goals and 38 points in the playoffs.

Legal trouble[edit]

After he retired he became involved with drug dealer Carl Thompsen. His activities ended up with McCarthy receiving a sentence of five years and ten months for conspiracy to traffic drugs in 1994. As he was considered an illegal alien by U.S. authorities, he ended up serving part of his sentence at Leavenworth Penitentiary Federal Prison. After being transferred to a Canadian prison to complete his sentence, he was released in 1998.

Later life[edit]

After release from prison, he became a junior hockey coach in Mississauga, Ontario.

He coached the Huntsville Otters of the OPJHL.[citation needed]

McCarthy also coached the Trenton Golden Hawks of the OJHL.

On June 27, 2011 McCarthy was named head coach of the North Bay Trappers Junior "A" Hockey Club of the NOJHL.

McCarthy was the head coach of the Trappers for 2 seasons leading them to a NOJHL championship in 2013.

Now McCarthy is the Head Coach of the Espanola Rivermen of the NOJHL

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1976–77 Kingston Canadiens OMJHL 2 1 0 1 0
1976–77 North York Rangers OPJHL 43 49 47 96 12
1977–78 Oshawa Generals OMJHL 62 47 46 93 72
1978–79 Oshawa Generals OMJHL 63 69 75 144 98
1979–80 Minnesota North Stars NHL 68 16 20 36 39 15 5 6 11 20
1980–81 Minnesota North Stars NHL 62 23 25 48 62 8 0 3 3 6
1981–82 Minnesota North Stars NHL 40 12 30 42 36 4 0 2 2 4
1982–83 Minnesota North Stars NHL 80 28 48 76 59 9 2 4 6 9
1983–84 Minnesota North Stars NHL 66 39 31 70 49 8 1 4 5 6
1984–85 Minnesota North Stars NHL 44 16 21 37 36 7 0 2 2 0
1985–86 Minnesota North Stars NHL 25 12 12 24 12
1986–87 Boston Bruins NHL 68 30 29 59 31 4 1 1 2 4
1986–87 Moncton Golden Flames AHL 2 0 1 1 0
1987–88 Boston Bruins NHL 7 2 5 7 6 13 3 4 7 18
1987–88 Maine Mariners AHL 17 7 6 13 14
NHL totals 460 178 221 399 330 68 12 26 38 67

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Preceded by
Craig Hartsburg
Minnesota North Stars first round draft pick
1979
Succeeded by
Brad Palmer