Evan McGrath

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Evan McGrath
Evan McGrath 01.jpg
Born (1986-01-14) January 14, 1986 (age 28)
Oakville, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
Allsv team
Former teams
IK Oskarshamn
Grand Rapids Griffins
Toledo Storm
Syracuse Crunch
VIK Västerås HK
NHL Draft 128th overall, 2004
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 2006–present

Evan McGrath, (born January 14, 1986) is a Canadian ice hockey player, currently playing with Frölunda Indians of Sweden's Elitserien.

Bio[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2] 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[edit]

  • OHL All-Rookie Team (2003)[3]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Oakville Blades OPJHL 49 43 44 87 24
2002–03 Kitchener Rangers OHL 64 16 31 47 40 21 6 2 8 6
2003–04 Kitchener Rangers OHL 68 15 36 51 28 5 2 1 3 2
2004–05 Kitchener Rangers OHL 68 28 59 87 51 15 7 6 13 6
2005–06 Kitchener Rangers OHL 67 37 77 114 63
2006–07 Toledo Storm ECHL 9 6 9 15 12
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
2009–10 Syracuse Crunch AHL 15 4 2 6 2
2010–11 VIK Västerås HK Allsv 49 15 28 43 47
2011–12 IK Oskarshamn Allsv 51 15 21 36 32
2012–13 IK Oskarshamn Allsv 52 22 28 50 38
OHL totals 319 118 231 349 210 41 15 9 24 14

Personal life[edit]

McGrath is married to Maddison Gilmour, daughter of Hockey Hall of Famer Doug Gilmour.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "McGrath struggles in pros". Red Wings Central. 18 Feb 2008. Retrieved 2009-06-13. 
  2. ^ "Former Detroit Forward Ready For The Club". hockeysverige.se. 17 Sep 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-22. 
  3. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 316. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  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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