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Red WIngs legend Darren McCarty marks important anniversary!

We're happy to see D-Mac doing so much better.

Michael Whitaker

When Detroit Red Wings fans think of Darren McCarty, they instantly think back to some of the greatest moments in team history that the grinding forward played a key role in.

From the classic pummeling of villain Claude Lemieux and scoring a highlight-reel Stanley Cup winning goal to completing an amazing comeback resulting in a fourth Stanley Cup ring, McCarty is usually always at the top of the list of fans favorite former players.

But McCarty struggled with substance abuse throughout his life that led to several stints in rehab, court battles, and the end of two marriages.

Thankfully, he's been able to get himself clean, and is doing much better than before. And today, he took to social media to commemorate his own personal anniversary: