John McCarthy (ice hockey)

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John McCarthy
John McCarthy.jpg
Born (1986-08-09) August 9, 1986 (age 30)
Boston, MA, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Left wing
Shoots Left
AHL team
Former teams
San Jose Barracuda
San Jose Sharks
NHL Draft 202nd overall, 2006
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 2009–present

John McCarthy (born August 9, 1986) is an American professional ice hockey left winger who currently who plays for the San Jose Barracuda in the American Hockey League (AHL). He formerly played with the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

McCarthy played the 2004-05 season with the Des Moines Buccaneers of the USHL. He then [1] played collegiate hockey with Boston University in the Hockey East before he was drafted by the San Jose Sharks, 202nd overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

McCarthy made his NHL debut on January 9, 2010 and [2] earned his first NHL point on October 21, 2010 against the Colorado Avalanche, by assisting Scott Nichol to score a game-tying goal at the end of the first period.[3] His first NHL goal was scored the next game, on October 23, against Nikolai Khabibulin of the Edmonton Oilers.

In the 2013–14 season, his fifth within the Sharks organization, McCarthy split the season between Worcester and San Jose, scoring 1 goal and assist in 36 games.[4]

On July 4, 2014, McCarthy signed as a free agent to a one-year, two-way contract with the St. Louis Blues.[5] On January 14, 2015, the St. Louis Blues loaned McCarthy back to the Worcester Sharks in exchange for Adam Burish to play for the Blues' AHL affiliate the Chicago Wolves.[6]

On July 1, 2015, McCarthy returned to the San Jose Sharks in full, signing a one-year, two-way contract as a free agent.[7]

On July 11, 2016, McCarthy opted to return for a second season with the Barracuda, signing a one-year AHL contract as a free agent on July 11, 2016.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Des Moines Buccaneers USHL 60 8 10 18 32
2005–06 Boston University HE 32 2 2 4 12
2006–07 Boston University HE 39 2 3 5 18
2007–08 Boston University HE 38 4 3 7 24
2008–09 Boston University HE 45 6 23 29 24
2009–10 Worcester Sharks AHL 74 15 27 42 39 11 2 3 5 10
2009–10 San Jose Sharks NHL 4 0 0 0 0
2010–11 San Jose Sharks NHL 37 2 2 4 8
2010–11 Worcester Sharks AHL 25 7 5 12 13
2011–12 Worcester Sharks AHL 65 20 27 47 41
2011–12 San Jose Sharks NHL 10 0 0 0 10
2012–13 Worcester Sharks AHL 65 9 16 25 12
2013–14 San Jose Sharks NHL 36 1 1 2 4
2013–14 Worcester Sharks AHL 13 3 4 7 9
2014–15 Chicago Wolves AHL 25 5 3 8 11
2014–15 Worcester Sharks AHL 35 9 9 18 8
2015–16 San Jose Barracuda AHL 67 16 29 45 22 4 0 0 0 0
2015–16 San Jose Sharks NHL 1 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 88 3 3 6 22

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year(s)
Hockey East All-Tournament Team 2009 [9]

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