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McCarty said his lowest point was realizing he wasn't the father he wanted to be.

Darren McCarty with stanley cup

"I've always been one to believe that you can do anything you put your mind to," McCarty said. "Unfortunately for me, sometimes that's bad things. But this time I know I'm on the right path and doing the right things."

McCarty spent 13 seasons with the Red Wings. He retired in 2009.