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Barracuda re-sign McCarthy to one-year deal

The San Jose Barracuda announced today that the club has re-signed captain John McCarthy to a one-year AHL contract for the 2018-19 season.

“We believe John is one of the best captains in not only the American League but all of hockey, and he’s everything you want as mentor and as a player,” said Barracuda general manager Joe Will. “We’re happy to have him back and we expect him to be here for a long time.”

McCarthy, 31, recorded 10 goals and 16 assists for 26 points in 56 games with San Jose in 2017-18, helping the team to its third consecutive berth in the Calder Cup Playoffs.

The Boston native also represented the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

McCarthy has skated in 492 career AHL games with Worcester, Chicago and San Jose over nine seasons, totaling 113 goals and 150 assists for 263 points.

Originally drafted by the Sharks in 2006, McCarthy has also played 88 career NHL games with San Jose, recording three goals and three assists.