San Jose Sharks
San Jose Sharks
John McCarthy
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
BIRTHDATE: 08/09/1986
AGE: 29
DRAFTED: SJS: 2006-202 overall
2011-12: Had 14 shots in 10 games for San Jose…Recalled from Worcester on Jan. 31… Played in his first game of the season on Jan. 21 at Vancouver… Recalled from Worcester on Jan. 21…AHL: Reached the 20-goal mark for the first time in his career, which led Worcester...First on team in points (20-27=47) and 3rd in plus/minus (+7)...Named the Worcester Sharks Team MVP...Served as an alternate captain…Led all forwards with 199 shots on goal…Added 17 points on power play (6-11-17.)

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.

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); (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.