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Darren McCarty

Born:April 1, 1972Draft:1992 Red Wings, 46th Overall
Hometown:Burnaby, BC, CANPosition:RW
Known For:Member of
The Grind Line
National Team:Canada

Darren Douglas McCarty (born April 1, 1972) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey forward, best known for his years playing with the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL). McCarty has been known for taking on the role of the Red Wings enforcer most of his career, a role in which he won the Stanley Cup four times in 1997, 1998, 2002, and 2008, the last of which after resurrecting his career in the Red Wings minor league system.

McCarty spent much of his childhood in the small town of Leamington, Ontario, playing for the Southpoint Capitals (OMHA) minor teams.

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11 Oct 2000: Darren McCarty #25 of the Detroit Red Wings watches the action during the game against the Edmonton Oilers at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. The Oilers defeated the Red Wings 4-3.Mandatory Credit: Tom Pidgeon /Allsport

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Deeper Dive


  • CHL First All-Star Team –1991-92
  • OHL Most Goals (55) –1991-92
  • OHL Top Scoring Right Winger (Jim Mahon Trophy) –1991-92
  • NHL Stanley Cup Champion — 1996-97
  • NHL Stanley Cup Clinching Goal — 1996-97
  • NHL Stanley Cup Champion — 1997-98
  • NHL Stanley Cup Champion — 2001-02
  • NHL Foundation Player Award 2002-03
  • NHL Stanley Cup Champion — 2007-08