Daniel Carcillo facts for kids
Carcillo with the Blackhawks in December 2014
|Born||January 28, 1985
King City, ON, CAN
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||203 lb (92 kg; 14 st 7 lb)|
|Played for||Phoenix Coyotes
Los Angeles Kings
New York Rangers
|NHL Draft||73rd overall, 2003
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.
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. 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.
On July 16, 2013, Carcillo was traded to the Los Angeles Kings for a conditional sixth-round draft pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.
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. 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. On June 3, 2014, his suspension was reduced from 10 games to 6 games by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman.
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.
On October 3, 2014, Carcillo joined the Chicago Blackhawks training camp roster. On October 4, he agreed to a one-year, $550,000 contract with the Blackhawks. On June 15, 2015, Carcillo won his second Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks.
On September 17, 2015, Carcillo announced that he was retiring from playing professional ice hockey.
Carcillo hosted a radio program called The Bomb Shelter which aired on WGN Radio 720 in Chicago.
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.
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Carcillo during a Chicago Blackhawks practice
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