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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.
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I definitely think going back down helped me, I had a lot of confidence down there, I played a lot of minutes and I think that helped me a lot. With the 37 games up here, that gave me experience as well. I know what it takes to play in the NHL and now it's time for me to show that I'm capable of being a full-time NHL player.

— Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl on finishing the 2014-15 season in juniors after playing 37 games with Edmonton to begin the season