Carolina Hurricanes: Remembering the Players of Color

24 Apr 2002: Goaltender Kevin Weekes #80 of the Carolina Hurricanes in goal against the New Jersey Devils during game five of the Stanley Cup playoffs at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Hurricanes won 3-2 in overtime. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Craig Jones/Getty Images/NHLI
24 Apr 2002: Goaltender Kevin Weekes #80 of the Carolina Hurricanes in goal against the New Jersey Devils during game five of the Stanley Cup playoffs at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Hurricanes won 3-2 in overtime. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Craig Jones/Getty Images/NHLI /
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Sandy McCarthy #10  (Mandatory Credit: Rick Stewart/Getty Images/NHLI)
Sandy McCarthy #10  (Mandatory Credit: Rick Stewart/Getty Images/NHLI) /

Sandy McCarthy

Sandy McCarthy is one many Canes fans will argue ever played for the team at all. His Carolina Hurricanes career was so short if you blinked you will miss it. He only played a whopping total of 13 games for the Carolina Hurricanes in the1999-2000 season after being traded to the team from the Philidelphia Flyers.

He never showed up on the scoresheet in those games, unfortunately, but his 11 year NHL career is still impressive. With 736 games played in the NHL, the right-winger has 72 goals and 76 assists having played for six different NHL teams. While not the most impressive scoresheet, McCarthy was a large body that played physically putting pressure on his opponents constantly.

McCarthy was also inducted into the Barrie Sports Hall of Fame in Barrie, ON.

While his short career with the Carolina Hurricanes was extremely quiet, his career was complete with the controversy surrounding racial slurs with accusations going both ways. As a half black half aboriginal Canadian, he was always subjected to racism and often with several incidents miring his career.

Today he is the associate coach of the Campbellton Tigers of the Maritime Hockey League.