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Bruins Ink Free Agent McCarthy

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

Boston General Manager Mike O'Connell announced today that the Bruins have agreed to terms with right wing Sandy McCarthy to a one-year contract.

McCarthy, 31, enters his 11th NHL season in 2003-04, with Boston becoming his sixth NHL team. He was drafted by Calgary as their third pick, 52nd overall, in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft and played five-plus seasons in the Flames organization before continuing his career in Tampa Bay, Philadelphia, Carolina and the New York Rangers.

The 6-3, 222-pound native of Toronto, Ontario played the last three seasons with the Blueshirts, missing just one game over that span. McCarthy recorded a career-high in goals (11) in 2000-01 and career-highs in assists (13) and points (23) in 2001-02. Last season, he registered six goals and nine assists for 15 points, along with 81 penalty minutes.

In 686 career NHL matches, McCarthy has tallied 68 goals and 75 assists for 143 points, along with 1,504 penalty minutes.
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