January 14, 1986 |
Oakville, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
Grand Rapids Griffins
VIK Västerås HK
|NHL Draft||128th overall, 2004
Detroit Red Wings
An effective offensive player with the Ontario Hockey League's Kitchener Rangers, McGrath was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the 4th round (128th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. The Wings' organization regarding McGrath as a potential future power forward, though he has thus far had some difficulty adjusting to the pro game. By the end of the 2009-10 season he was reassigned to the Syracuse Crunch and was not qualified prior to free agency, allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent.
On September 17, 2010, it was announced that McGrath had signed with VIK Västerås HK of the HockeyAllsvenskan. In 2011 Evan McGrath signed with Swedish team IK Oskarshamn. And in 18 April 2013 it was announced he had signed up with Frölunda Indians.
Awards and honours
- OHL All-Rookie Team (2003)
|2006–07||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||59||6||8||14||41||7||0||0||0||0|
|2007–08||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||78||18||17||35||26||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||68||17||30||47||24||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||57||8||11||19||25||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||VIK Västerås HK||Allsv||49||15||28||43||47||—||—||—||—||—|
- "McGrath struggles in pros". Red Wings Central. 18 Feb 2008. Retrieved 2009-06-13.
- "Former Detroit Forward Ready For The Club". hockeysverige.se. 17 Sep 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-22.
- National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 316. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4.
- Hunter, Paul (2011-11-11). "For a splendid period of time in Toronto, Gilmour was the Leafs". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2013-02-21.
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