Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Tom McCarthy
Tom McCarthy was born September 15, 1934 in Toronto, Ontario. After five seasons in the OHA, with stops in Weston, Toronto and Guelph, McCarthy was traded by Toronto to the New York Rangers in the summer of 1955.

In the fall of 1955, McCarthy joined Saskatoon-Vancouver of the WHL where he would play for one season before being claimed by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1956 Intra-League Draft. Over the course of the next three seasons, McCarthy would split his time between Detroit, the WHL and the AHL before being traded to the Boston Bruins during the 1960-61 season.

Prior to being acquired by the Bruins in January of 1961, McCarthy had been seeing action with the EPHL's Sudbury Wolves where he was a EPHL First Team All-Star in 1960. Upon his arrival with the Bruins, McCarthy went on to play in a career high 24 games with the club while recording nine points (4-5-9).

Following his season in Boston, McCarthy found himself once again toiling in the minors while being re-acquired by Toronto in the summer of 1964. An EPHL Second Team All-Star in 1962 as a member of the Kingston Frontenacs, McCarthy tallied a career high 53 goals while finishing with 98 points.

From Toronto, McCarthy had his rights dealt to Montreal in the summer of 1965 and then transferred to Vancouver of the WHL in 1968 after the WHL club purchased Rochester (AHL) franchise. An offensive threat wherever he played, McCarthy toiled mostly in the AHL in the mid to late 1960s before having his NHL rights transferred to Vancouver after the NHL club purchased Vancouver (WHL) franchise in December, 1969.

In the fall of 1970 McCarthy returned to where it all began for him, the OHA. As a member of the OHA0-Sr. Orillia Terriers McCarthy continued to be a strong presence on the ice, scoring 60 points (22-38-60) in 39 games and helping lead the Galt Hornets to the Allan Cup title in the spring of 1971. After two more seasons in the OHA-Sr., McCarthy would call it a career.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1950-51 St. Michael's Buzzers ON-Jr.B
1950-51 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 2 1 0 1 0
1951-52 Weston Dukes ON-Jr.B
1951-52 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 3 2 3 5 0
1952-53 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 56 13 12 25 56 7 0 0 0 2
1953-54 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 59 18 29 47 50 1 0 0 0 0
1954-55 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 4 1 1 2 5
1954-55 Guelph Biltmores OHA-Jr. 37 23 29 52 83 6 2 5 7 21
1955-56 Saskatoon<196>Vancouver WHL 67 24 22 46 64 15 7 5 12 9
1956-57 Detroit Red Wings NHL 3 0 0 0 0
1956-57 Edmonton Flyers WHL 42 18 19 37 108 8 2 2 4 2
1957-58 Detroit Red Wings NHL 18 2 1 3 4
1957-58 Edmonton Flyers WHL 23 8 19 27 14
1957-58 Victoria Cougars WHL 22 14 12 26 22
1957-58 Providence Reds AHL 1 0 0 0 2 5 0 1 1 4
1958-59 Detroit Red Wings NHL 15 2 3 5 4
1958-59 Hershey Bears AHL 40 4 6 10 14 5 1 0 1 0
1959-60 Sudbury Wolves EPHL 70 46 62 108 86 4 8 12 20 6
1960-61 Sudbury Wolves EPHL 45 30 24 54 60
1960-61 Boston Bruins NHL 24 4 5 9 0
1961-62 Kingston Frontenacs EPHL 70 53 45 98 68 11 7 3 10 35
1962-63 Portland Buckaroos WHL 66 27 37 64 61 7 4 4 8 0
1963-64 Portland Buckaroos WHL 55 11 23 34 31 5 2 3 5 0
1964-65 Tulsa Oilers CPHL 68 53 44 97 110 12 3 7 10 29
1965-66 Cleveland Barons AHL 72 33 34 67 27 12 7 5 12 6
1966-67 Cleveland Barons AHL 70 36 38 74 21 5 2 2 4 0
1967-68 Baltimore Clippers AHL 70 34 49 83 52
1968-69 Rochester Americans AHL 68 31 31 62 34
1969-70 Rochester Americans AHL 24 5 8 13 24
1970-71 Orillia Terriers OHA-Sr. 39 22 38 60 14
1970-71 Galt Hornets Al-Cup
1971-72 Orillia Terriers OHA-Sr. 5 0 3 3 0
1972-73 Orillia Terriers OHA-Sr. 24 6 15 21 22
1972-73 Brantford Foresters OHA-Sr. 12 9 12 21 5
NHL Totals 60 8 9 17 8


EPHL First All-Star Team (1960)
EPHL Second All-Star Team (1962)
CPHL First All-Star Team (1965)
Scoring Leader - CPHL (1965)
Traded to NY Rangers by Toronto for $2,000, August 29, 1955. Claimed by Detroit from NY Rangers in Intra-League Draft, September, 1956. Traded to Boston by Detroit with Murray Oliver and Gary Aldcorn for Vic Stasiuk and Leo Labine, January 23, 1961. Traded to Toronto by Boston for cash, August, 1964. Claimed by Montreal from Toronto (Tulsa-CPHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 8, 1965. Rights transferred to Vancouver (WHL) after WHL club purchased Rochester (AHL) franchise, August 13, 1968. NHL rights transferred to Vancouver after NHL club purchased Vancouver (WHL) franchise, December 19, 1969.