Daniel Carcillo (born January 28, 1985) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey left winger. He most recently played under contract to the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL). His on-ice reputation has led to him being nicknamed "Car Bomb". Carcillo won a Stanley Cup as a member of the 2013 and 2015 Blackhawks. After retiring from the NHL in 2015, Carcillo created a non-profit organization that assists former NHL-players who are suffering from post-concussion syndrome and mental health issues.
Carcillo with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2015
January 28, 1985|
King City, Ontario, Canada
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||203 lb (92 kg; 14 st 7 lb)|
Los Angeles Kings
New York Rangers
73rd overall, 2003|
After being drafted 73rd overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins, Carcillo was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for Georges Laraque on February 27, 2007. During the 2007–08 regular season, he led the NHL with 324 penalty minutes.
Carcillo was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers on March 4, 2009, in exchange for Scottie Upshall and a 2011 second-round draft pick. His first goal as a Flyer came in Game 4 of the first round of the 2009 Stanley Cup playoffs against Pittsburgh.
Carcillo signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks on July 1, 2011. Carcillo's 2011–12 season came to an early end on January 2, 2012, in a game between the Blackhawks and the Edmonton Oilers. In that game, Carcillo was assessed a five-minute major penalty and a game misconduct for boarding and attempting to injure Oilers defenceman Tom Gilbert. Both Carcillo and Gilbert were injured on the play, and Carcillo was suspended for seven games. Carcillo, however, tore the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee on the play, and underwent surgery four days later, costing him the rest of the season. On March 12, 2012, Carcillo signed a two-year contract extension with the Blackhawks through to the 2013–14 season.
Carcillo was traded to the Los Angeles Kings on July 16, 2013, in exchange for a conditional sixth-round draft pick. He was then traded to the New York Rangers on January 4, 2014, for a conditional seventh-round draft pick in 2014. On May 23, 2014, Carcillo was automatically suspended ten games during the 2014 playoffs for using physical force against a linesman while being escorted to the penalty box. On June 3, 2014, Carcillo's suspension on appeal was reduced from ten games to six by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman.
On September 4, 2014, the Pittsburgh Penguins signed Carcillo to a professional tryout contract in order to attend their 2014 training camp. He subsequently failed to make the team and was released. On October 3, 2014, Carcillo was added to the Chicago Blackhawks' training camp roster. He agreed to a one-year, one-way contract at the league minimum of $550,000 for his second stint with the club.
On January 16, 2015, Carcillo injured Winnipeg Jets' forward Mathieu Perreault while delivering a cross-check from behind after the play had been stopped. Perreault left the game and the NHL's Department of Player Safety issued Carcillo a six-game suspension and a fine of $40,243.92 for the hit. The incident marked the twelfth time Carcillo had been fined or suspended in nine NHL seasons. The Blackhawks won 2015 Stanley Cup, and although Carcillo did not make an appearance for the Blackhawks in the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs, his name was still engraved on the Stanley Cup.
Carcillo's reckless style of play earned him the nickname "Car Bomb".
Carcillo has admitted to battling alcohol and substance abuse problems throughout his professional career. Upon joining the Blackhawks, Carcillo became friends with Steve Montador, who was also trying to overcome a substance abuse problem. Montador helped Carcillo battle his alcohol and substance dependencies, but was forced to leave the NHL after sustaining a concussion in 2012. Carcillo remained friends with Montador until the latter's unexpected death in 2015. Montador's death deeply impacted Carcillo, who was also recovering from a concussion. He called for the NHL community to play a larger role in the lives of former players that have suffered concussions. After winning the Stanley Cup in 2015, Carcillo retired from playing professional hockey and established the 'Chapter 5 Foundation', which is dedicated to helping players who are struggling with post-concussion syndrome, anxiety, or depression.
In November 2018, Carcillo indicated that as a rookie of the 2002-03 Sarnia Sting, he and other rookies were subjected to several forms of severe hazing, calling it the worst year of his life. Several of Carcillo's former teammates corroborated his accusations.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2007–08||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||5||2||1||3||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||26||1||1||2||57||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||New York Rangers||NHL||31||3||0||3||43||8||2||0||2||22|
Awards and honoursEdit
- Rogers, Jessie (2011-10-10). "Dan Carcillo eager to get in the mix".
- Jesse, Rogers (2011-08-08). "Dan Carcillo goes after new rival". ESPN. Retrieved 2014-05-01.
- "NHL Free Agent Tracker". The Sports Network. Retrieved 1 July 2011.
- Shanahan, Brendan. "Dan Carcillo suspended 7 games". National Hockey League. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 14 January 2012.
- "Edmonton Oilers vs. Chicago Blackhawks - Boxscore - January 02, 2012". ESPN. Retrieved 14 January 2012.
- "Carcillo to undergo knee surgery". Chicago Blackhawks press release. Retrieved 14 January 2012.
- Kuc, Chris (13 January 2012). "Carcillo to miss rest of season after surgery". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 14 January 2012.
- Jahns, Adam (12 March 2012). "Blackhawks sign Carcillo for two more years". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 13 March 2012.
- "Blackhawks deal forward Carcillo to Kings". NHL.com. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
- "Daniel Carcillo traded to New York Rangers by Los Angeles Kings". NHL.com. Retrieved 4 January 2014.
- "Rangers' Carcillo automatically suspended 10 games". NHL.com. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
- "Daniel Carcillo suspension lowered to six games".
- "Penguins Sign Forward Daniel Carcillo to a Professional Tryout Contract". Pittsburgh Penguins. 2014-09-04. Retrieved 2014-09-04.
- "Penguins Release Forward Daniel Carcillo from his Tryout Contract". Pittsburgh Penguins. 2014-10-02. Retrieved 2014-10-02.
- Kuc, Chris (2015-01-17). "Blackhawks' Daniel Carcillo: Hit on Jets' Mathieu Perreault not "malicious"". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2015-01-19.
- "Carcillo suspended six games for cross-checking". NHL.com. Chicago Blackhawks. 2015-01-19. Retrieved 2015-01-20.
- Neveau, James (2015-09-27). "Chicago Blackhawks' Names Engraved on Stanley Cup". NBC Chicago. Retrieved 2016-01-01.
- Elliott, Josh (2015-01-18). "Daniel Carcillo deserves a hefty suspension for his 'hockey play' hit on Mathieu Perreault". The Hockey News. Retrieved 2016-03-15.
- Carcillo, Daniel (September 17, 2015). "A Bittersweet Day". The Player's Tribune. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
- Halford, Mike (September 17, 2015). "Farewell, Carbomb: Carcillo announces retirement". nhl.nbcsports.com. Retrieved October 26, 2016.
- "Carcillo to host new music-focused show on WGN Radio". WGN Radio press release. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
- Jhaveri, Hemal (2015-04-22). "Daniel Carcillo opens up about Steve Montador's death: 'I was inconsolable.'". USA Today. Retrieved 2015-04-22.
- "Daniel Carcillo - Why the NHL community Needs to Look out for Its Own: Players' POV". The Players' Tribune. YouTube. 2015-04-22. Retrieved 2015-04-22.
- Peters, Chris (2015-08-30). "Daniel Carcillo spends Stanley Cup day raising money, awareness". CBS Sports. Retrieved 2015-09-27.
- Arnold, Jeff (2018-11-14). "For Daniel Carcillo, the Fight Against the N.H.L. Goes On". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-06-21.
- Chidley-Hill, John (2018-11-26). "Ex-NHLer Carcillo recalls alleged OHL beating with sawed-off goalie stick". CBC Sports. The Canadian Press. Retrieved 2018-11-29.
- Strashin, Jamie (2018-11-29). "'We had failed Dan and the other players': OHL commissioner calls abuse allegations 'sickening'". CBC Sports. Retrieved 2018-11-29.