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Steve McCarthy

Steve McCarthy  #5

Defenseman
NUMBER: 5 BIRTHDATE: February 3, 1981
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Trail, BC, Canada
WEIGHT: 210 DRAFTED: CHI / 1999 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (23rd overall)
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 choice (Josh Unice) in 2007 Entry Draft, August 22, 2005. Traded to Atlanta by Vancouver for Atlanta's 4th round choice (later traded back to Atlanta - Atlanta selected Niklas Lucenius) in 2007 Entry 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.
Quote of the Day

I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday