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Steve McCarthy
Born February 3, 1981 (1981-02-03) (age 29),

Trail, BC, CAN

Height

Weight

6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)

198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)

Position Defence
Shoots Left

Steve McCarthy (born February 3, 1981 in Trail, British Columbia) is a professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the Atlanta Thrashers of the National Hockey League (NHL).


Playing careerEdit

McCarthy was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks with the twenty-third pick in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. He made his debut in the 1999–2000 NHL season and he recorded an assist on his first shift. After playing 134 games with the Blackhawks, he was traded to the Vancouver Canucks on August 22, 2005 in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He was then traded to the Atlanta Thrashers by the Canucks for a conditional fourth-round pick. on March 9, 2006[1]

In the 2008-09 season, McCarthy left the NHL and signed a one-year contract with Russian team Salavat Yulaev Ufa of the newly formed Kontinental Hockey League. McCarthy struggled to adapt to the European transition and went scoreless in just 18 games with Ufa.

On July 10, 2009, McCarthy returned to the North America when he was signed by the Anaheim Ducks on a one-year contract.[2] However, on September 24, before ever playing a game with the Ducks prior to the 2009-10 season McCarthy was was traded back to Atlanta, for future considerations.[3]

International playEdit

McCarthy was captain of Team Canada at the 2000 World Juniors Championships in Sweden. He led the team to a bronze medal finish, as Canada defeated the United States in a shootout.

Honours and awardsEdit

  • WHL - East First All-Star Team (1999–00)

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Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996–97 Trail Smoke Eaters BCHL 57 25 52 77 61
1996–97 Edmonton Ice WHL 2 0 0 0 0
1997–98 Edmonton Ice WHL 58 11 29 40 59
1998–99 Kootenay Ice WHL 57 19 33 52 79 6 0 5 5 8
1999–00 Kootenay Ice WHL 37 13 23 36 36
1999–00 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 5 1 1 2 4
2000–01 Norfolk Admirals AHL 7 0 4 4 2
2000–01 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 44 0 5 5 8
2001–02 Norfolk Admirals AHL 77 7 21 28 37 2 0 3 3 2
2001–02 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 3 0 0 0 2
2002–03 Norfolk Admirals AHL 19 1 6 7 14 9 0 4 4 0
2002–03 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 57 1 4 5 23
2003–04 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 25 1 3 4 8
2005–06 Vancouver Canucks NHL 51 2 4 6 43
2005–06 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 16 7 3 10 8
2006–07 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 46 4 12 16 24
2007–08 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 55 1 6 7 48
2008–09 Salavat Yulaev Ufa KHL 18 0 0 0 16
2009–10 Chicago Wolves AHL 25 2 5 7 28
NHL totals 302 17 38 55 168
AHL totals 128 10 36 46 81 11 0 7 7 2

InternationalEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Bronze 2000 Umea
Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
1999 Canada WJC18 3 0 1 1 0
2000 Canada WJC 7 0 2 2 0
2001 Canada WJC 7 1 1 2 6
Junior Int'l totals 17 1 4 5 6

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