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Player Spotlight: Five minutes with Darren McCarty

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames


Throughout the 2005-06 regular season will sit down one-on-one with players and have a little fun while finding out a little more about the player on a personal side.

Forward Darren McCarty was signed as a free agent by the Calgary Flames in August of 2005. Prior to his time with the Flames, McCarty spent 11 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings, including three Stanley Cup Championships.

Known for his rough and tumble style of play, McCarty entered the 2003-04 season sixth all-time in Red Wings penalty minutes (1,275). During the NHL's last season of play, McCarty missed 39 games due to a back injury, but did return in time to play the Flames in the team's run for the Cup.

Darren McCarty's Bio

Here's our question and answer with McCarty.

Pick one word to describe yourself?

McCarty: Passionate.

If you weren't a hockey player, what would you be doing?

McCarty: Music

It's a Saturday night and you're not playing hockey. What would you be doing?

McCarty: At the Back Alley.

What's your favourite food?

McCarty: Pizza

What's your favourite Calgary Restaurant?

McCarty: Nellies

Who is your favourite band right now?

McCarty:System of a Down or Clutch

What is your favourite television show?

McCarty: That's a tough one. King of the Hill.

What was the first car you owned?

McCarty: 79' AMC Spirit

Which pro athlete would you most like to spend time with?

McCarty: Well poker players are athletes in my mind, so Phil Ivey.

If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be?

McCarty: Aruba. I've been there and it's the most beautiful place. The weather's perfect, the people are friendly and it's clean.

You have a few hours to kill. Do you read a book or play a video game?

McCarty: Video game: Either The Warriors or Spartan: Total Warrior I think it's called.

Playstation or X-Box?

McCarty: Playstation II

Worst job you've ever had?

McCarty: Working for my dad doing air conditioning and refrigeration.

--Compiled by Miranda Baker, staff

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