|Assets:||Displays excellent work rate, sound defensive instincts and the ability to kill penalties. Also has good size and leadership qualities. Can play both wing and center.|
|Flaws:||Isn't a natural scoring option at the National Hockey League level and also lacks the physical toughness teams look for in a bottom-six forward.|
|Career Potential:||Defensive energy depth forward.|
|7/01/2015||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the San Jose Sharks to a one-year contract.|
|1/14/2015||Re-assigned to the Worcester Sharks (AHL).|
|1/02/2015||Assigned to the Chicago Wolves (AHL).|
|12/31/2014||Recalled from the Chicago Wolves (AHL).|
|9/28/2014||Assigned to the Chicago Wolves (AHL).|
|7/04/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the St. Louis Blues to a one-year contract.|
|2/08/2014||Assigned to the Worcester Sharks (AHL).|
|2/06/2014||Recalled from the Worcester Sharks (AHL).|
|2/01/2014||Assigned to the Worcester Sharks (AHL).|
|1/31/2014||Placed on waivers by the San Jose Sharks.|
|10/21/2013||Recalled from Worcester (AHL).|
|10/12/2013||Assigned to San Francisco (ECHL).|
|10/11/2013||Recalled from San Francisco (ECHL).|
|10/10/2013||Assigned to San Francisco (ECHL).|
|10/04/2013||Recalled from Worcester (AHL).|
|9/30/2013||Assigned to Worcester (AHL).|
|9/29/2013||Placed on waivers by the San Jose Sharks.|
|1/18/2013||Assigned to Worcester (AHL).|
|1/17/2013||Placed on waivers by the San Jose Sharks.|
|1/13/2013||Recalled from Worcester (AHL).|
|9/27/2012||Signed with the Worcester Sharks (AHL).|
|7/02/2012||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the San Jose Sharks to a two-year contract.|
|4/19/2012||Recalled from Worcester (AHL).|
|2/19/2012||Assigned to Worcester (AHL).|
|1/31/2012||Recalled from Worcester (AHL).|
|1/25/2012||Assigned to Worcester (AHL).|
|1/21/2012||Recalled from Worcester (AHL).|
|10/03/2011||Assigned to Worcester (AHL).|
|7/10/2011||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the San Jose Sharks to a one-year contract.|
|4/14/2011||Recalled from Worcester (AHL).|
|3/19/2011||Assigned to Worcester (AHL).|
|3/17/2011||Recalled from Worcester (AHL).|
|3/07/2011||Assigned to Worcester (AHL).|
|2/22/2011||Recalled from Worcester (AHL).|
|2/11/2011||Assigned to Worcester (AHL).|
|2/05/2011||Recalled from Worcester (AHL).|
|2/04/2011||Assigned to Worcester (AHL).|
|2/01/2011||Recalled from Worcester (AHL).|
|1/24/2011||Assigned to Worcester (AHL).|
|1/18/2011||Missed 17 games (upper body injury).|
|12/29/2010||Upper body injury, injured reserve.|
|5/12/2010||Recalled from Worcester (AHL).|
|1/16/2010||Assigned to Worcester (AHL).|
|1/08/2010||Recalled from Worcester (AHL).|
|9/20/2009||Assigned to Worcester (AHL).|
|5/01/2009||Signed by the San Jose Sharks to a two-year entry-level contract.|
|7/01/2015||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the San Jose Sharks.|
|7/04/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the St. Louis Blues.|
|6/24/2006||Drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the 7th round (202nd overall) in 2006.|
| 07/02/2015 4:55 PM
NewsMcCarthy signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Sharks on Thursday, Curtis Pashelka of the San Jose Mercury News reports.
John McCarthy, Blues agree on a two-way deal | 07/04/2014 12:35 PM
NewsJohn McCarthy has inked a one-year, two-way contract with the St. Louis Blues.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactMcCarthy will come with a $600,000 annual cap hit if he plays in the NHL. He had a goal and an assist in 36 games with the San Jose Sharks in 2013-14.
John McCarthy sent to the minors | 02/09/2014 9:00 AM
NewsThe San Jose Sharks have sent John McCarthy back to the minors.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactThe Sharks made the move to give McCarthy playing time during the Olympic break. He scored his first goal of the season on Friday and has two points in four NHL games this season.
McCarthy scores in win | 02/08/2014 2:35 AM
NewsJohn McCarthy scored a goal in San Jose's 3-2 win over Columbus Friday evening.
ImpactMcCarthy gave the Sharks a 1-0 lead at 3:23 of the first period with his first goal of the season and third of his NHL career. He hadn't scored a goal since Nov. 6, 2010, a span of 73 games. Patrick Marleau and Tommy Wingels also scored for the Sharks.
John McCarthy to rejoin San Jose on Friday | 02/06/2014 3:48 PM
NewsJohn McCarthy is expected to be called up by San Jose to play Friday.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactHe will fill in for injured winger Matt Nieto. McCarthy has one assist 35 games with San Jose this season.
San Jose places John McCarthy on waivers | 01/31/2014 12:54 PM
NewsJohn McCarthy has been waived by the San Jose Sharks.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactMcCarthy has an assist and a minus-12 rating in 35 games with the Sharks this season. His contract is one-way in 2013-14, so he's owed $625,000 for the campaign even if he spends part of it in the minors.
San Jose promotes John McCarthy | 10/21/2013 12:56 PM
NewsThe San Jose Sharks have called up John McCarthy.
Pro Hockey Talk
ImpactMcCarthy has no points and a minus-two rating in two games with the Sharks this season. The 27-year-old also has four points in 53 career NHL contests.
Sharks send John McCarthy to AHL | 10/10/2013 4:29 PM
NewsJohn McCarthy has been assigned to the minors.
ImpactHe skated in two games with San Jose, while recording a minus-2 rating and six shots.
John McCarthy draws into Sharks lineup | 10/06/2013 11:16 AM
NewsJohn McCarthy replaced Matt Pelech in the Sharks lineup Saturday.
San Jose Mercury News
ImpactMcCarthy saw fourth line action as Matt Pelech was relegated to the press box. He had four shots on goal but was on the ice for the lone Phoenix goal which resulted in McCarthy having a minus-one rating in 10:22 minutes of action. He has no fantasy value.
Sharks bring up John McCarthy | 10/04/2013 2:46 PM
NewsJohn McCarthy has been recalled by San Jose.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactThe captain of the Worcester Sharks had 25 points in 65 AHL games last season.
Sharks waive John McCarthy | 01/17/2013 2:21 PM
NewsThe San Jose Sharks have waived John McCarthy.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter
ImpactMcCarthy inked a two-year deal with San Jose in July that will become a one-way contract in 2013-14. He has five goals and seven assists in 33 AHL contests in 2012-13.
|Penalty Minutes||10||2011-12 (SJ)|
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