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|1979 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in first round
10 overall by Minnesota North Stars
||Position: Left Wing
Height: 6-2 Weight:
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario (Canada)
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
OMJHL All-Star First Team: 1978-79 (Oshawa)
Oshawa Captain: 1978-79
Oshawa Records: Most consecutive games with at least one point (34 in
OPJHL Goals Leader: 1976-77 (North York) (49 goals)
Miscellaneous: Rated in The Hockey News draft preview issue as
No. 1 prospect (among underage juniors) for 1979 NHL draft. ... Was Oshawa's first choice, No. 1 overall, in 1977 OMJHL
midget draft, making him one of two players drafted ahead of Wayne Gretzky.
... Attended Durham College in Oshawa during junior career. ... Worked at
hockey schools during off-seasons of junior playing days. ... Turned down
contract offer from Birmingham (WHA) during summer of 1978.
| Debut: October 11, 1979 (Hartford at
Numbers: 11 (Minnesota); 19 (Boston)
Stanley Cup: Never won.
Playing Status: Retired 1989
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
AWARDS AND HONORS
All-Star Game: 1983 (Minnesota)
Stanley Cup Finals (Lost): 1981 (Minnesota), 1988 (Boston)
Minnesota Emery Edge Award (+/- Leader): 1983-84 (plus-17)
Miscellaneous: Missed part of 1979-80 season with rib injury suffered
in February 1980. ... Missed end of 1980-81 regular season and start of 1981
playoffs with wrist injury that required surgery in February 1981. ... Missed
start of 1981-82 season with strained tendon in ankle, an injury suffered
during Minnesota's training camp on Sept. 25, 1981. ... Missed parts of
1981-82 season with torn calf muscle, an injury suffered while trying to come
back from his ankle injury in November 1981, and with bruised sternum. ...
Played on line with Neal Broten and Dino Ciccarelli for Minnesota from 1981-82
through 1984-85. ... Injured back when he was a passenger in an April 1984
Jeep accident. ... Missed end of 1984 playoffs with broken bone in back, an
injury suffered when he crashed into a goalpost during Minnesota's series vs.
St. Louis. ... Missed parts of 1984-85 season with torn tricep muscle, an
injury suffered during Minnesota's Oct. 18, 1984, game vs. Edmonton, and with
sprained ankle, an injury suffered during Minnesota's Dec. 21, 1984, game vs.
Washington. ... Missed remainder of 1984-85 regular season and part of 1985
playoffs with vision trouble resulting from a concussion suffered when he was
punched by Tiger Williams during Minnesota's Feb. 14, 1985, game at Detroit
... Shifted to center by Minnesota for 1985 training camp. ... Missed
start of 1985-86 season with knee injury suffered during Minnesota's training
camp in September 1985. ... Missed part of 1985-86 season after being diagnosed with Bells Palsy on Nov. 23, 1985. The disease
paralyzed a portion of his face. ... Missed part of 1985-86 season with
separated shoulder, an injury suffered during Minnesota's Dec. 14, 1985, game
vs. Toronto. ... Missed remainder of 1985-86 season and entire 1986 playoffs
with broken thumb suffered during Minnesota's March 5, 1986, game vs. Toronto.
... Missed part of 1986-87 season with rib injury. ... Struggled with
alcoholism during his years in Minnesota, and spent time at the Betty Ford
|Post-Draft Teams: Moncton (AHL); Maine (AHL);
AWARDS AND HONORS
OPJHL North Coach of Year: 2004-05
DN Cup Points Leader: 1980
(Minnesota) (4 points)
Coaching Career: Named Mississauga (GTHL,
Minor Midget) assistant coach following release from prison in 1998. ... Named
Mississauga (GTHL, Minor Midget) head coach during 1999-00 season and remained
in that position through 2002-03 season. ... Named Huntsville Muskoka (OPJHL)
head coach prior to inaugural 2004-05 season and remained in that position through 2004-05 season.
Management Career: Named
Huntsville Muskoka (OPJHL) director of player personnel prior to inaugural 2004-05
season and remained in that position through 2004-05 season.
Miscellaneous: Played on Minnesota
team that competed in Sweden's 1980 DN Cup tournament. ... Opened a
fish-and-chips restaurant in Bloomington, Minn., called "McCarthy's, Just for
the Halibut," during his playing days in Minnesota. His family moved from
Toronto to Minnesota in order to operate the restaurant. ... Went to work for Pro Bound Sports
Professionals, a company that develops talented teenage hockey players for
major junior and college hockey, as head coach of the program's Prospects
teams in 2002.
McCarthy's Criminal Activity: McCarthy was sentenced
to more than five years in prison several years after his hockey career. He
was convicted for drug-smuggling during the early 1990s when he was also
abusing alcohol and marijuana. The FBI arrested him in 1994 when his name came
up in connection with prominent Minnesota drug dealer Carl Thompsen, whom he
considered a friend. McCarthy pled guilty to driving a truckload of marijuana
(150 pounds) from California to Minnesota, saying at the time that he made the
delivery to pay off a debt and to receive two pounds of the marijuana.
Although he was living in Minnesota at the time, McCarthy was considered an
illegal alien, which led to additional sentencing and his incarceration in the
U.S. federal penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas. He served time in eight
different U.S. and Canadian prisons from 1994 to 1998. During his time at
Leavenworth, he organized a prison hockey school.
Personal: Nicknamed "Jug,"
"Juggie," and "Jughead" because of his resemblance to the Archie cartoon
character. ... Full
name is Tom Joseph McCarthy. ... Nephew of former NHL player John Stewart.
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
|TRADE: Minnesota traded McCarthy to Boston in
exchange for 1986 third-round pick (Rob Zettler) and 1987 second-round pick
Scott McGrady) on May 16, 1986.||
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