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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)

2007-08 Season Notes
* Scored his first goal of the season on March 19 vs. Carolina
* Posted his sixth assist of the season on March 13 vs. Calgary
* Returned to the lineup and recorded one assist, his fifth of the season, on Jan. 30 after missing 10 games with an oblique injury from 1/6-1/24
* Tallied his fourth assist of the season on Dec. 31 at Boston
* Tied for the team lead with three hits in a 3-2 shootout win on Dec. 22 vs. Montreal

Season vs. the Tampa Bay Lightning
* Two assists in five games
Career vs. the Tampa Bay Lightning
* Nine points (four goals, five assists) in 14 games

2007-08 Season Highs
Goals: 1, 3/19/08 vs. CAR
Assists: 2, 12/18/07 vs. TB
Points: 2, 12/18/07 vs. TB (2a)
Shots: 5, 10/11/07 at BUF
PIMs: 17, 1/30/08 vs. PIT
Plus/Minus: +3, 12/18/07 vs. TB
TOI: 21:50, 10/11/07 at BUF
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

It's a little different but it feels amazing. A new chapter in my life and I'm excited. It's been amazing. Better than I expected. The weather is great, the place is just amazing. I can't say enough good things about it. I'm glad to get the season going.

— Ryan Kesler on his transition to the Anaheim Ducks