John McCarthy (LW)
San Jose Barracuda
2015-16: enters 7th professional season….PLAYOFFS:…did not dress in Games 1-4 vs. Hershey due to injury… 2014-15:… ranks tied for 1st all-time in games played for Worcester with 277 (Nick Petrecki 277), 1st in points with 151 (DaSilva 144), 1st in goals with 63,…did not play last five games on 4/11-4/19 due to injury…played in his 277th Worcester Sharks game on 4/10 but left midway through 1st period with injury….scored the game winner in the 7th round of the shootout in 3-2SOW at Hershey on 4/1…had a four game point streak (3-3-6) snapped on 4/1…. assist on 3/29….14th goal, assists, and #2 star in 3-2OTW vs. St. John’s on 3/28…13th goal in 6-3W at Springfield on 3/27…set franchise record in goals (61) and added an assist in 6-1W vs. Lehigh Valley on 3/21…set franchise record for most points (145) by scoring twice, adding assist, +2, and was #1 star in 5-1W at Bridgeport on 3/11….assist on 3/7…had a three game point streak (2-1-3) snapped on 2/28….empty net goal in 6-3W vs. St. John’s on 2/27… 8th goal of season, his 2nd game winner and was #3 star in 3-0W at Manchester on 2/22…assist on 2/21…7th goal, the game winning goal, and +2 in 4-0W at Norfolk on 2/7….had a two game point streak (1-2-3) snapped on 2/6…. two assists in 4-3W at Lehigh Valley on 2/4…scored his 1st goal of the season for Worcester, fired a game high five shots, played in his 250th game as a member of the Worcester Sharks in 3-2W vs. Providence on 1/31…made Sharks season debut on 1/16 and added an assist in 5-4SOW vs. Manchester on 1/16…reassigned by St. Louis to Worcester from Chicago (AHL) on Jan 14…recorded eight points (5-3-8) in 25 games for Chicago (AHL)….enters 6th professional season…..2013-14:.did not dress last 12 games on 3/26-current due to broken hand suffered in fight on 3/23…had a two game point streak (0-2-2) snapped on 3/23 but picked up first fighting major vs. Anthony Camara in 2-1L at Providence on 3/23…….assist and +2 in 4-2W vs. Hershey on 3/22…assist in 4-2L vs. Springfield on 3/21…two power play assists and was #2 star in 4-0W at Bridgeport on 3/15….scored 3rd goal of season and denied in shootout in 4-3SOW vs. Albany on 3/9…denied in shootout in 5-4SOW at Providence on 3/7…scored his 2nd goal and was #2 star in 2-1L vs. Springfield on 3/2….did not dress for seven games 2/15-3/1 due tin injury….played his first game for Worcester since Oct 19 in 5-1L at Manchester on 2/14….did not dress on 2/8-2/9 in St. John’s due to travel….loaned to Worcester on 2/8….scored his 1st NHL goal of the season, fired five shots, and was #3 star in 4-1W vs. Columbus on 2/7….recalled by SJ Sharks on 2/6 after not appearing in any games with Worcester…..loaned to Worcester on 2/1 after clearing NHL waivers and appearing in 35 games with the SJ Sharks (0-1-1)….recalled by San Jose on 10/20…1st goal of season in 3-2L vs. WBS on 10/19….fired four shots in 4-3L at Springfield on 10/12…assigned by San Jose to Worcester from San Francisco on 10/11…assigned to San Francisco on 10/9 after appearing in two games with San Jose…. recalled by San Jose on 10/4….enters his 5th professional season…. 2012-13:… team captain, 65gp with Worcester (9-16-25), (2-4-6 ppp), 12 pims, -12, 3rd on team with 128 shots, 2-for-5 in the shootout, 1 game winning goal in shootout, 4th professional season … game-by-game: had one goal in last 23 games…did not dress due to injury last five games on 4/13-4/20…left the game early in the 1st period due to injury on 4/12…assist on 4/9…had a three game point streak (0-4-4) snapped on 3/28 …. assist on 3/27… assist on 3/24…two assists in 5-3W vs. Providence on 3/23…assist and four shots in 5-1W vs. Wilkes-Barre on 3/13…scored the game tying goal with 60 seconds left in 3rd period, fired a game high 8 shots, and was #2 star in 4-3SOL vs. Providence on 3/9…denied in shootout in 2-1SOW at Portland on 3/2…assist on 2/23…8th goal, assist, team high seven shots, and +2 in 3-2W at Adirondack on 2/16…scored his 6th and 7th goals of season and was #1 star in 4-0W at St. John’s on 2/6…team high six shots on 1/26…assist on 1/25 in 3-1W at Springfield on 1/25…loaned to Worcester on 1/18 but did not dress on 1/18 (traveling)…recalled by San Jose on 1/13….did not dress on 1/12 to get ready for SJ training camp…assist on 1/11…scored the game winning goal with 66 seconds remaining and was #2 star in 3-2W at Manchester on 12/31…4th goal in 5-4W at Providence on 12/21…3rd goal of season in 3-2W at Manchester on 12/9…did not score in shootout in 3-2SOW at Providence on 12/2…did not score in shootout in 4-3SOW at Bridgeport on 12/1…did not dress two games on 11/25-11/30 due to injury…game tying goal, seven shots, and #2 star in 4-3OTW at Manchester on 11/23…shootout goal in 4-3SOW at Providence on 11/11…two assist in 6-2L vs. Connecticut on 11/10…scored the game winning goal in the shootout and was #3 star in 1-0SOW vs. Manchester on 11/4…had a two game point streak (1-1-2) snapped on 11/3… assist on 11/2…scored 1st goal of season and fired 7 shots in 5-2W vs. Bridgeport on 10/28… two assists in 5-1W vs. Bridgeport on 10/26…assist on 10/19…named 5th captain in Worcester Sharks history on 10/11…enters his 4th professional season…2011-12:…65gp with Worcester (20-27-47), 41 pims, +7, 199 shots, and one fighting major…. named the Worcester Sharks Team MVP…alternate captain… lead the team in goals (20) and points (47)… led all forwards with 199 shots on goal… added 17 points on power play (6-11-17)… three game winning goals… went 1-for-4 in the shootout…. also played 10 games with the San Jose Sharks (0-0-0) and 10 penalty minutes and 17 shots on goal…CAREER 2010-11: Split the season between San Jose and Worcester…Scored his first career goal on Oct. 23 at Edmonton (Nikolai Khabibulin)…Registered his first NHL point (assist) at Colorado on Oct. 21…Returned to the lineup on Jan. 20 at Vancouver after missing 17 games following time on Injured Reserve (12/15-1/17, upper body)…AHL: Scored the only two goals and was the second star in a 2-0 win vs. Manchester on April 1…Scored the overtime winning goal at 16 seconds, added an assist and was the first star in a 5-4 overtime win at Portland on March 22…Had a five-game point streak (six, three goals) snapped on March 20...2009-10: Made his NHL debut on Jan. 9 vs. Detroit and played 11:06…Recalled from Worcester on Jan. 8…AHL: Member of the team’s “Crazed Rats” Line (with Dan DaSilva and Andrew Desjardins) which won the team’s Unsung Heroes Award...Named to The Hockey News East All-Rookie Team...Led team and was fifth in the AHL with a plus-36…Posted a seven-game point streak with Worcester from Dec. 18-Jan. 2 (four goals and four assists)…Playoffs: Had two goals and 10 PIM in 11 playoff games...Career 2008-09: Co-captain of the National Champions...Set career highs in goals, assists and points…Recipient of 2009 John B. Simpson Award, given to a BU senior on the basis of enthusiastic senior leadership...Received BU’s “Unsung Hero” Award for the second time…2007-08: Five of his seven points were within the conference...2006-07: Appeared in all 39 games...Scored one power play goal, the first of his collegiate career…2005-06: Scored four points in his freshman year at Boston University...2004-05: Tied for team lead in games played. PERSONAL: “Johnny Mac” lists these favorites: Darius Rucker (musician); “Good Will Hunting” (movie); “Entourage” (television show); Matt Damon (actor); Boston Bruins (NHL team while growing up); Dallas (NHL road city); New England Patriots (professional/collegiate team); football (sport other than hockey); Forbes Mill (San Jose restaurant); Cape Cod (vacation spot); ESPN.com (website); Chicken Parmesan (food); Madden (video game); 4th of July (holiday); ESPN (magazine); Monopoly (board game)…likes to golf in his spare time…first job: shoe salesman…most memorable NHL moment: first game…hockey idol is Cam Neely…favorite professional athlete is New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady…is superstitious about the way he gets dressed (dresses from right to left)…hates when people drive slow in the fast lane…hidden talent is his ability to juggle…would’ve wanted to meet Nelson Mandela because he seems like an interesting person…golf handicap is 18 and he likes to play at the Ranch…started skating at three and playing hockey at five…would have been a businessman if not for hockey…stick blade pattern he uses is a Sakic 100 flex…wears Bauer 80 90s skates, size 9.5…oldest piece of equipment is his five-year-old shin pads.
First NHL game — Jan. 9, 2010 vs. Detroit
First NHL goal — Oct. 23, 2010 at Edmonton (Nikolai Khabibulin)
First NHL assist — Oct. 21, 2010 at Colorado