Darren McCarty

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Facts of Darren McCarty

Birth Name
Darren McCarty
Famous Name
Darren McCarty
Married to
Sheryl Sirmons
Currently Married
Craig McCarty
Griffin, Emerson, Avery, and Gracyn McCarty.


Career & Net worth

Net Worth
$10 million
Currently Club


Married to
Sheryl Sirmons
Currently Married

Darren McCarty is a retired professional ice hockey forward best known for his years playing with the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL). During his playing career, he has won multiple awards, including Stanley Cup, which he won in 1997, 1998, 2002, and 2008 respectively.

Darren is quite unpredictable in the field and also in real life. He was married to his first wife Cheryl until their divorce in 2012. Want to know more about their relationship? then scroll down

Darren McCarty's Personal Life; Know about his Wife and Children

Darren McCarty was once married to his college sweetheart, Cheryl. Besides, the duo seemed happy together, and they were also blessed with four children; Griffin, Emerson, Avery, and Gracyn McCarty

Darren McCarty with his ex-wife Cheryl SOURCE: ESPN.com

Darren reportedly had an extramarital relationship with Sheryl Sirmons, which Cheryl found before their divorce in 2012. Cheryl then divorced Darren in 2012. The details regarding the divorce are yet to be disclosed.

Sooner after the divorce, McCarty wedded longtime girlfriend Sheryl Sirmons and is currently residing in Clawson, Michigan.

Darren McCarty with his wife Sheryl Sirmons SOURCE: ESPN.com

Besides, during his offseason, Darren acts as the lead singer for hard rock band "Grinder," which has been on hiatus after the sudden passing of their bass player and friend, James B. Anders, from cardiomyopathy.

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Darren McCarty Body Measurements

Darren McCarty stands a perfect height of 6 feet 1 inch tall and has a bulky body that weighs about 219 lbs (99 kg). Talking about his appearance, he has a fair skin tone with a pair of blue eyes. Further, his hair color is brown, and he also has brown facial hair and a mustache.

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Darren McCarty Net Worth and Earnings in 2022

Darren has an estimated net worth of $10 million. He reportedly earned $15,557,100 from his playing, valued at $22,668,091 in today's calculation. His first annual salary in 1993 was reported to be $200,000.

Year Salary
1998 $1,000,000
1999 $1,650,000
2000 $1,800,000
2001 $1,950,000
2002 $1,950,000
2003 $2,250,000
2004 -
2005 $800,000
2006 $800,000

McCarty, in his 15 years career, earned $1 million on average. During the final years of his career, his annual salary was $800,000 in 2006

Besides that, Darren has added a lot of property to his name. Unfortunately, he doesn't like to show his properties to the public and media. 

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Darren McCarty Early Life and Family

Darren McCarty was born on April 1, 1972, in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. McCarty spent most of his childhood in Burnaby. He was born to Canadian parents and thus held Canadian nationality. Talking about his ethnicity, he is of a Caucasian ethnic group.

McCarty's father, Craig, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, an incurable cancer of the bone marrow and blood, in 1995. In 1997, Darren McCarty established the McCarty Cancer Foundation to raise funds to finance research for a cure for this type of cancer.

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Darren McCarty Professional Career

Darren McCarty spent much of his childhood in the small town of Leamington, Ontario, playing for the Southpoint Capitals (OMHA) minor teams.

Darren played in the Ontario Hockey league from 1989 until 1992 along with Belleville Bulls. The player earned the Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy. He listed his name for the 1992 NHL draft. Red Wings drafted him in the second round overall forty-ninth pick. McCarty scored 26 points in his rookie season as the Wings won the Central Division title. In the 1996/97 season, McCarty played an important role while the team won the Stanley Cup in forty-two years. 

Darren won the Stanley Cup four times in 1997, 1998, 2002, and 2008, the last of which after resurrecting his career in the Red Wings minor league system. The player spend eleven seasons with the club and then moved to Calgary Flames in the 2005 season. In December 2007, McCarty moved to Flint Generals and returned back to Red Wings for the last season of his playing career. In December 2009, Darren announced his retirement. 

On November 23, 2009, McCarty made his debut as an NHL Analyst for Versus. McCarty made occasional appearances on the Versus post-game show, Hockey Central. McCarty served as a fill-in co-host on Detroit's WXYT-FM (97.1 The Ticket).

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