2001-02: Daniel Carcillo played 47 games for the Milton Merchants of the OPJHL. Scored fifteen goals and sixteen assists and had 162 penalty minutes.
2002-03 : Made major junior debut with the Sarnia Sting. Was named to the second team OHL All Rookie team. Played for gold medal winning Team Canada in the 2003 IIHF World U18 Championship.
2003-04: Played another solid season with the Sting, skating in 61 games. Scored 30 goals and 29 assists for 59 points to go along with 148 penalty minutes. Also played in four playoff games, scoring a goal and two assists.
2004-05: Started the season with Sting, but was to the Mississauga Ice Dogs. At the time of the trade, he was second on the Sting in scoring. Was given a penalty for crosschecking an opposing player in the head. He received a fifteen game suspension from the OHL (Oct. 23). Was given a major penalty and a game misconduct for injuring a Sudbury Wolves player with his stick (Jan. 14). Was suspended by the Ice Dogs three games for breaking curfew (Jan. 21). As a result of his multiple offenses, but particularly the incident on January 14th, he was suspended by the OHL for the balance of the 2004-05 regular season (Jan. 26). The OHL conducted a reinstatement hearing and it was announced that Carcillo would be eligible to return for the 2005 postseason (Mar. 7). He played in all five post-season contests.
2005-06: Made professional debut with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the AHL. He led the team with 311 penalty minutes, which ranked fourth overall in the league.
2006-07: Returned to the Baby Pen's where his 183 minutes led all players on the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton roster even though he did not finish the season with them. He was shipped to the Coyotes at the trade deadline for Georges Laraque. He finished out the season with Phoenix.
2008-09: Traded to the Philadelphia Flyers in the deal that sent Scottie Upshall and a draft pick to the Phoenix Coyotes.
Carcillo is a strong power forward who’s playing in his sophomore season in the OHL currently. He works hard and is extremely physical. Carcillo isn’t at all afraid to drop the mitts and duke it out. He’s a powerful skater who loves to crash the net and possesses a pretty good set of hands, allowing him to work close to the net. He forechecks and backchecks harder than most his age. Carcillo has a very powerful shot and uses it a lot. He needs to calm down a bit at times however, and is a bit undisciplined, causing him to take stupid penalties. Carcillo is an adept agitator prospect.