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by Staff Writer / Carolina Hurricanes

RALEIGH, NC (MARCH 14, 2000) – Jim Rutherford, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of the Southeast Division Champion Carolina Hurricanes, today announced the team has acquired right wing Sandy McCarthy from the Philadelphia Flyers for center Kent Manderville.

“We are pleased to announce the acquisition of Sandy McCarthy,” stated Rutherford. “Sandy plays a physical game and will add a new element to our lineup as we make our stretch drive for the playoffs.”

McCarthy, 27, is a seven-year NHL veteran having played with Calgary, Tampa Bay, and Philadelphia. McCarthy (6’3”, 225 lbs.) had played 58 games with the Philadelphia Flyers this season, scoring 11 points (6g, 5a) while collecting 111 penalty minutes. McCarthy started his career with Calgary in the 1993-94 season and played five-plus seasons before being traded to Tampa Bay along with two draft picks for Jason Wiemer on March 24, 1998. He played just one-plus season with Tampa Bay before being dealt to Philadelphia along with Mikael Anderson for Colin Forbes and a draft pick on March 20, 1999. In his NHL career, McCarthy has played 428 NHL games, scoring 84 points (41g, 43a) and collecting 1,072 penalty minutes. His best season offensively came in the 1995-96 campaign for Calgary when he had 16 points (9g, 7a) while collecting a single-season career-high penalty minutes of 173.

Jim Rutherford will be available to the media at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in the media room this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. to discuss today’s trade. Sandy McCarthy will be available to the media following the Hurricanes’ pre-game skate tomorrow at the Entertainment and Sports Arena.

Manderville, 28, was in his fourth season with the Hurricanes and his ninth NHL season. Manderville had played 56 games for the Hurricanes, scoring five points (1g, 4a) while collecting 12 penalty minutes. In his NHL career, Manderville has played 431 NHL games and has totaled 71 points (27g, 44a). For Carolina, Manderville had played 258 NHL games, totaling 40 points (16g, 24a).

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