Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Steve McCarthy
A native of Trail, British Columbia, Steve McCarthy excelled with the Edmonton/Kootenay Ice of the WHL and was chosen 23rd overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. He looked solid during a five game look at the start of the 1999-00 season but the Hawks opted to send him back to Kootenay to work on his overall game. McCarthy returned a more confident player in 2000-01 and played nearly 15 minutes per game in 44 contests for the Hawks while spending some time with the team's AHL affiliate in Norfolk.

McCarthy would split the next two seasons between the Hawks and Norfolk. On the international stage the Trail, BC native was a member of Team BC at the 1997 World Under-17 Tournament, as well as a gold medalist with Canada's Under-18 Team at the 1998 Four Nations Under 18 Tournament and is a two-time member of Canada's World Junior Team in 2000 and 2001.

In 2003-04, McCarthy was limited to a mere 25 games after suffering a groin injury in the early stages of the season and in the summer of 2005 was dealt to the Vancouver Canucks. Despite a return to his home province, McCarthy's stay with Vancouver would be short lived as he was deatlt to the Atlanta Thrashers at the 2006 NHL trading deadline.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1996-97 Trail Smoke Eaters BCHL 57 25 52 77 81
1996-97 Edmonton Ice WHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
1997-98 Edmonton Ice WHL 58 11 29 40 59 -16
1998-99 Canada U-18 3 0 1 1 0
1998-99 Kootenay Ice WHL 57 19 33 52 79 +6 6 0 5 5 8
1999-00 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 5 1 1 2 4 0
1999-00 Kootenay Ice WHL 37 13 23 36 36 +18
1999-00 Canada WJC-A 7 0 2 2 0 -2
1999-00 Kootenay Ice M-Cup
2000-01 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 44 0 5 5 8 -7
2000-01 Norfolk Admirals AHL 7 0 4 4 2 +2
2000-01 Canada WJC-A 7 1 1 2 6 -3
2001-02 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 3 0 0 0 2 -1
2001-02 Norfolk Admirals AHL 77 7 21 28 37 -16 2 0 3 3 2
2002-03 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 57 1 4 5 23 -1
2002-03 Norfolk Admirals AHL 19 1 6 7 14 +4 9 0 4 4 0
2003-04 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 25 1 3 4 8 -9
2004-05
2005-06 Vancouver Canucks NHL 51 2 4 6 43 +3
2005-06 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 16 7 3 10 8 0
2006-07 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 46 4 12 16 24 +4
2007-08 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 55 1 6 7 48 -23
2008-09 Salavat Yulayev Ufa KHL 18 0 0 0 16
2009-10 Chicago Wolves AHL 25 2 5 7 28 -12
2010-11 TPS Turku Finland 32 0 0 0 81
2011-12 ZSC Lions Zurich Swiss 27 3 7 10 12 15 1 5 6 6
2012-13 Abbotsford Heat AHL 30 2 8 10 27 -2
2012-13 ZSC Lions Zurich Swiss 8 0 1 1 6 2 1 1 2 0
2013-14 ZSC Lions Zurich Swiss 3 0 0 0 2 18 0 5 5 6
2014-15 Springfield Falcons AHL 3 0 0 0 6 +1
2014-15 Iowa Wild AHL 13 1 3 4 6 +5
2015-16 Kalamazoo Wings ECHL 30 2 7 9 18 -15
2015-16 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 17 0 1 1 6 -3
NHL Totals 302 17 38 55 168


Returned to Kootenay (WHL) by Chicago, October 18, 1999.
Suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in game vs. Swift Current (WHL), March 3, 2000.
Missed majority of 2003-04 due to groin injury vs. Calgary, November 22, 2003. Traded to Vancouver by Chicago for Vancouver's 3rd round pick (Josh Unice) in 2007 NHL Draft, August 22, 2005. Traded to Atlanta by Vancouver for Atlanta's 4th round pick (later traded back to Atlanta - Atlanta selected Niklas Lucenius) in 2007 NHL Draft, March 9, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Ufa (KHL), July 12, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 10, 2009. Traded to Atlanta by Anaheim for future considerations, September 24, 2009. Missed majority of 2009-10 due to recurring knee injury. Signed as a free agent by Turku, October 6, 2010. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Springfield (AHL), November 11, 2014. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Iowa (AHL), February 23, 2015. Officially announced his retirement, July 19, 2016.
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