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Canucks Acquire Defenceman Steve McCarthy from Chicago

Monday, Aug. 22nd, 2005

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks Senior Vice-President and General Manager Dave Nonis announced today that the Canucks have acquired defenceman Steve McCarthy from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a third round draft pick in the 2007 Entry Draft.

McCarthy, 24, spent the 2003-04 NHL season with the Chicago Blackhawks, where in 25 games he recorded four points (1-3-4) and eight penalty minutes. He has played 134 games over a four year NHL career tallying 16 points (3-13-16) and 45 penalty minutes.

The 6-foot, 200 lbs, native of Trail, BC, played his junior hockey in the Western Hockey League with the Ice franchise, spending his first two years in Edmonton and then Kootenay. McCarthy represented Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championships in both 2000 and 2001, winning Bronze medals both years and being named captain of the 2001 team in Russia.

McCarthy was originally selected in the first round, 23rd overall, in the 1999 Entry Draft.

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