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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

The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres