New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has acquired right wing Sandy McCarthy from the Boston Bruins and center Mike Green from the Florida Panthers, claiming them both off waivers.
McCarthy, 31, has appeared in 37 matches for Boston this season, registering three goals and one assist for four points, along with 28 penalty minutes. He skated in his 700th NHL game on November 8 vs. Dallas.
In 723 career NHL matches with Boston, the Calgary Flames, Tampa Bay Lightning, Philadelphia Flyers, Carolina Hurricanes and Rangers, McCarthy has tallied 71 goals and 76 assists for 147 points, along with 1,532 penalty minutes. The 6-3, 222-pounder also skated in 23 career post-season matches, recording two assists, along with 61 penalty minutes.
From 2000-2003, McCarthy appeared in 245 matches with the Blueshirts, collecting 27 goals and 32 assists for 59 points, along with 423 penalty minutes. He was acquired by New York, along with a draft choice (Bryce Lampman) from Carolina on August 4, 2000 in exchange for Darren Langdon and Rob DiMaio.
The native of Toronto, Ontario was originally Calgary’s third choice, 52nd overall, in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft.
Green, 24, has skated in 11 matches with the Florida Panthers this season, registering one assist and two penalty minutes. He made his NHL debut on February 3 at San Jose and recorded his first NHL point on February 12 vs. Pittsburgh. He has also appeared in 45 matches with the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League (AHL), registering 12 goals and 23 assists for 35 points, along with 16 penalty minutes. He signed with Florida as a free agent on March 29, 2000.
The 5-11, 190-pound native of Calgary, Alberta has skated in 171 career AHL games with San Antonio, the Louisville Panthers and Cincinnati Mighty Ducks, recording 42 goals and 67 assists for 109 points, along with 49 penalty minutes.