Sandy McCarthy

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Sandy McCarthy
Born (1972-06-15) June 15, 1972 (age 44)
Toronto, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg; 16 st 1 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Left
Played for 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)
NHL Draft 52nd overall, 1991
Calgary Flames
Playing career 1992–2004

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.

Playing career[edit]

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.

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.[1]

In his 735 games, 15 season NHL career, McCarthy recorded 72 goals, 76 assists and 1554 penalty minutes.[2]


Personal life[edit]

McCarthy is partly of Black Canadian and First Nations descent.[3][4]

Born in Toronto, McCarthy moved to Barrie, Ontario as a young boy and lived across the street from the rink in Allandale.[5] He now lives in Woodstock, New Brunswick and is an assistant coach of the Woodstock Slammers of the Maritime Hockey League.


  1. ^ "Free Press Online Sports". Hornets coach inducted in Barrie Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Barrie Sports Hall of Fame Society". Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "N.H.L.: NOTEBOOK -- TAMPA BAY; N.H.L. Investigates Alleged Racial Slurs". The New York Times. 1998-10-07. 
  4. ^ Rhoden, William C. (1999-04-28). "Sports of The Times; Hockey Pioneer Takes the Sport to Another Level". The New York Times. 
  5. ^ Pereira, Gene (2 October 2012). "Former NHLer says he'll always respect enforcers". The Barrie Examiner. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 

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Preceded by
Adam Graves
Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award Winner
2000–01 NHL season through
2001–02 NHL season
Succeeded by
Matthew Barnaby