Daniel Carcillo

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Daniel Carcillo
Daniel Carcillo - Chicago Blackhawks.jpg
Carcillo with the Blackhawks in December 2014
Born (1985-01-28) January 28, 1985 (age 37)
King City, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 203 lb (92 kg; 14 st 7 lb)
Position Left wing
Shot Left
Played for Phoenix Coyotes
Philadelphia Flyers
Chicago Blackhawks
Los Angeles Kings
New York Rangers
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 73rd overall, 2003
Pittsburgh Penguins
Playing career 2005–2015

Daniel Carcillo (born January 28, 1985) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey left winger. He played a career total of 10 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL). He played for the Phoenix Coyotes, Philadelphia Flyers, Chicago Blackhawks, Los Angeles Kings, and New York Rangers.

Career[change | change source]

Before playing in the NHL, Carcillo played in the OHL for 4 seasons; 3 for the Sarnia Sting and 1 for the Mississauga IceDogs. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins with the 23rd pick in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He played 3 seasons with the Coyotes before being traded to the Philadelphia Flyers on March 4, 2009 for Scottie Upshall and a 2011 2nd round draft pick. He played 3 seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers where he made it to the Stanley Cup Finals but the Flyers lost to the Chicago Blackhawks in six games.

He became an unrestricted free agent in the off season and was signed by the Chicago Blackhawks on November 26, 2010 to a one-year contract.[1] On June 24, 2013, He won the Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks after they defeated the Boston Bruins 4 games to 2 in the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals.[2]

On July 16, 2013, Carcillo was traded to the Los Angeles Kings for a conditional sixth-round draft pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.[3]

He played 26 games with the Kings and was traded to the New York Rangers on January 4, 2014 for a seventh-round draft pick in the 2014 NHL Draft.[4] On May 23, 2014 during the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Carcillo used physical force against a linesman while being escorted to the penalty box and he was suspended for 10 games.[5] On June 3, 2014, his suspension was reduced from 10 games to 6 games by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman.[6]

On September 4, 2014, he was signed to a professional tryout contract by the Pittsburgh Penguins in order to attend their 2014 training camp and he was later released.[7][8]

On October 3, 2014, Carcillo joined the Chicago Blackhawks training camp roster.[9] On October 4, he agreed to a one-year, $550,000 contract with the Blackhawks.[10] On June 15, 2015, Carcillo won his second Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks.[11]

On September 17, 2015, Carcillo announced that he was retiring from playing professional ice hockey.[12][13]

Personal life[change | change source]

Carcillo hosted a radio program called The Bomb Shelter which aired on WGN Radio 720 in Chicago.[14]

Carcillo said that he battled alcoholism and substance abuse problems during his career. Before he joined the Blackhawks, Carcillo became friends with Steve Montador. Montador helped Carcillo battle his alcohol and substance problems, but after suffering a concussion in 2012, Montador was forced to leave the NHL. Carcillo was friends with Montador until Montador unexpectedly died in 2015. His death impacted Carcillo, who was suffering from a concussion. Carcillo asked for the NHL community to play a bigger role in the lives of retired players who have suffered concussions.[15][16]

After retiring, Carcillo decided to set up the 'Chapter 5 Foundation', which helps players who are suffering with post-concussion syndrome, anxiety, or depression.[17]

References[change | change source]

  1. Blackhawks sign Daniel Carcillo - Chicago Blackhawks - News
  2. "Blackhawks' late goals stun Bruins to win Cup". NHL. Retrieved 2013-06-25.
  3. "Blackhawks deal forward Carcillo to Kings". NHL. Retrieved 2014-10-05.
  4. "Rangers acquire Carcillo from Kings". NHL. Retrieved 2014-10-05.
  5. "Rangers' Carcillo automatically suspended 10 games". NHL. Retrieved 2014-10-05.
  6. "Carcillo's suspension revised to six games". NHL. Retrieved 2014-10-05.
  7. "Penguins Sign Forward Daniel Carcillo to a Professional Tryout Contract". Pittsburgh Penguins. Retrieved 2014-10-05.
  8. "Penguins Release Forward Daniel Carcillo from his Tryout Contract". Pittsburgh Penguins. Retrieved 2014-10-05.
  9. "Blackhawks add Carcillo to training camp roster". Chicago Blackhawks. Retrieved 2014-10-05.
  10. "Blackhawks agree to terms with Carcillo". Chicago Blackhawks. Retrieved 2014-10-05.
  11. "Blackhawks win Stanley Cup, defeat Lightning". NHL. Retrieved 2015-10-18.
  12. "A Bittersweet Day". The Player's Tribune. Retrieved 2015-10-18.
  13. "Two-time Stanley Cup winner Daniel Carcillo retires". NHL. Retrieved 2015-10-18.
  14. "Carcillo to host new music-focused show on WGN Radio".
  15. "Daniel Carcillo - Why the NHL community Needs to Look out for Its Own: Players' POV". The Players' Tribune. YouTube. Retrieved 2015-10-18.
  16. "Daniel Carcillo opens up about Steve Montador's death: 'I was inconsolable.'". USA Today. 22 April 2015. Retrieved 2015-10-18.
  17. "Daniel Carcillo spends Stanley Cup day raising money, awareness". CBS Sports. Archived from the original on 2015-09-28. Retrieved 2015-10-18.

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