Dylan McIlrath

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Dylan McIlrath
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Born (1992-04-20) April 20, 1992 (age 23)
Winnipeg, MB, CAN
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight 230 lb (100 kg; 16 st 6 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
New York Rangers
Hartford Wolfpack (AHL)
NHL Draft 10th overall, 2010
New York Rangers
Playing career 2011–present

Dylan McIlrath (born April 20, 1992) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect of the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He played junior hockey for the Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League (WHL) and was drafted by the Rangers tenth overall at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.[1] Known for his fighting ability, his nickname is "The Undertaker."[2]

Playing career[edit]

Junior[edit]

McIlrath was drafted into the Western Hockey League (WHL) 46th overall by the Moose Jaw Warriors in the 2007 Bantam Draft. He started his WHL career with the Warriors during the 2008–09 season, playing in 53 games and scoring one goal. In 2009–10, McIlrath improved, along with the Warriors as a whole, and scored seven goals while playing in 65 games. He attracted notice from professional scouts due to his NHL draft eligibility, and was selected to play for Team Orr at the 2010 CHL Top Prospects Game. The highlight of this game for McIlrath was a convincing victory in a fight against Team Cherry's Alexander Petrovic. During the Warriors' seven-game playoff series against the eventual WHL champions, the Calgary Hitmen, McIlrath played every game and recorded an assist.

Professional[edit]

On March 17, 2011, McIlrath signed his first NHL contract with the New York Rangers, the team that drafted him tenth overall in 2010. He played two regular season games at the end of the 2010–11 season with the Rangers' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Connecticut Whale, in which he did not register a point but accumulated seven penalty minutes. After Moose Jaw was eliminated from the WHL playoffs at the end of the 2011–12 season, McIlrath once again joined the Whale.[3] After Connecticut was eliminated from the AHL playoffs, McIlrath was added to the New York Rangers' 2012 playoff roster.[4]

After spending the 2012–13 season in Connecticut, McIlrath was again added to the Rangers' playoff roster.[5] On December 11, 2013, he was recalled to the Rangers for the first time during the NHL regular season.[6] He made his NHL debut on December 12, 2013, against the Columbus Blue Jackets.[7]

Personal life[edit]

McIlrath models his play after Shea Weber of the Nashville Predators.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 53 1 3 4 102
2009–10 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 65 7 17 24 169 7 0 1 1 21
2010–11 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 57 5 18 23 129
2010–11 Connecticut Whale AHL 2 0 0 0 7
2011–12 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 52 3 20 23 127 14 0 6 6 12
2011–12 Connecticut Whale AHL 5 0 0 0 9
2012–13 Connecticut Whale AHL 45 0 5 5 125
2013–14 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 62 6 11 17 165
2013–14 New York Rangers NHL 2 0 0 0 7
2014–15 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 73 6 11 17 165 15 0 2 2 23
2014–15 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 0 9
NHL totals 3 0 0 0 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ DeLessio, Joe (2010-06-28). "Meet Dylan McIlrath, the Rangers first round pick". New York Magazine. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 
  2. ^ Salerno, Mike (2010-09-08). "Relax New York Rangers Fans, You're Going to Love Dylan McIlrath". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 2010-09-08. 
  3. ^ "Connecticut Whale Transaction History". Connecticut Whale. April 30, 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
  4. ^ Gourlie, M. (May 15, 2012). "McIlrath added to Rangers playoff roster". Moose Jaw Times-Herald. Retrieved 2012-05-16. 
  5. ^ "Rangers call up 10 players from Whale". New York Rangers. April 28, 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  6. ^ Dylan McIlrath Gets The Call, Joins The Rangers
  7. ^ "Dylan McIlrath". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  8. ^ "Dylan McIlrath". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 

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Preceded by
Chris Kreider
New York Rangers first round draft pick
2010
Succeeded by
J. T. Miller