Evan McGrath

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Evan McGrath
Evan McGrath 01.jpg
Born (1986-01-14) January 14, 1986 (age 31)
Oakville, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
team
Former teams
Free Agent
Grand Rapids Griffins
Syracuse Crunch
Frölunda HC
HC Davos
EC VSV
NHL Draft 128th overall, 2004
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 2006–present

Evan McGrath, (born January 14, 1986) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player, currently an unrestricted free agent who most recently played with EC VSV in the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL).

Playing career[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 on April 18, 2013 it was announced the McGrath had signed a contract with Frölunda HC.[3]

He also spent the 2014–15 campaign in Sweden, again playing for VIK Västerås HK before transferring to fellow Allsvenskan team IK Oskarshamn.

The 2015-16 season saw him turn out for HC Thurgau of the National League B,[4] the second-tier of Swiss ice hockey. He tallied 11 goals and 25 assists in 25 NLB games.

In April 2016, EC VSV of the Austrian top-flight EBEL signed McGrath for the 2016–17 season.[5] In his debut season with Villach, McGrath appeared in 49 games and contributed with 13 goals and 37 points. With Villach falling out of playoff contention, McGrath was not tendered a contract to remain with the club.[6]

Personal life[edit]

McGrath is married to Maddison Gilmour, daughter of Hockey Hall of Famer Doug Gilmour.[7]

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 6 0 0 0 2
2011–12 IK Oskarshamn Allsv 51 15 21 36 32 6 2 3 5 6
2012–13 IK Oskarshamn Allsv 52 22 28 50 38 1 0 1 1 4
2013–14 Frölunda HC SHL 47 6 12 18 12
2013–14 VIK Västerås HK Allsv 8 1 2 3 2
2014–15 VIK Västerås HK Allsv 13 0 1 1 8
2014–15 IK Oskarshamn Allsv 33 10 9 19 26
2015–16 HC Thurgau NLB 35 11 25 36 76
2015–16 HC Davos NLA 1 0 0 0 0
2016–17 EC VSV EBEL 49 13 24 37 14
AHL totals 277 53 68 121 118 7 0 0 0 0

Awards and honours[edit]

  • OHL All-Rookie Team (2003)[8]

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. ^ "Indians agree to terms with Evan McGrath". Frolunda HC. 2013-04-18. Retrieved 2013-04-18. 
  4. ^ Thurgau, Hockey. "Hockey Thurgau verpflichtet Evan McGrath als zweiten Ausländer". www.hockey-thurgau.ch. Retrieved 2016-04-24. 
  5. ^ "VSV holt Evan McGrath aus der Schweiz in die EBEL! | EC VSV - Der Adlerhorst im Internet". www.ecvsv.at. Retrieved 2016-04-24. 
  6. ^ "First squad decisions" (in German). EC VSV. 2017-03-11. Retrieved 2017-03-11. 
  7. ^ Hunter, Paul (2011-11-11). "For a splendid period of time in Toronto, Gilmour was the Leafs". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2013-02-21. 
  8. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 316. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 

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