Former 10th overall pick, passes away at 61

Published April 14, 2022 at 6:11 PM

More sad news to report from the hockey world today. According to NOJHL, former 10th overall pick of the Minnesota North Stars, Tom McCarthy has passed away at the age of 61. McCarthy was drafted 10th overall in 1979 and went on to play 7 seasons with the North Stars and 2 with the Boston Bruins.

Over his 9 NHL seasons McCarthy played in 460 games, scoring 178 goals and adding 221 assists. McCarthy's best season came in 1983/84 when he put up 70 points in 66 games.

After his professional career ended McCarthy shifted his focus to coaching. He coached the North Bay Trappers, Espanola Rivermen and Espanola Express of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League.

McCarthy, unfortunately passed away suddenly following complications due to a medical issue. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire McCarthy family, along with his friends, players and colleagues.

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