January 14, 1986|
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
Grand Rapids Griffins
EC Kassel Huskies
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 on April 18, 2013 it was announced the McGrath had signed a contract with Frölunda HC.
He also spent the 2014–15 campaign in Sweden, again playing for VIK Västerås HK before transferring to fellow Allsvenskan team IK Oskarshamn.
In April 2016, EC VSV of the Austrian top-flight EBEL signed McGrath for the 2016–17 season. 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.
On July 18, 2017, McGrath was offered a contract on a try-out basis with German outfit, Adler Mannheim of the DEL, but was waived in early September 2017. He signed with German second-division side Kassel Huskies shortly after.
|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||6||0||0||0||2|
|2013–14||VIK Västerås HK||Allsv||—||—||—||—||—||8||1||2||3||2|
|2014–15||VIK Västerås HK||Allsv||13||0||1||1||8||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honours
- "McGrath struggles in pros". Red Wings Central. 18 Feb 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-09-26. Retrieved 2009-06-13.
- "Former Detroit Forward Ready For The Club". hockeysverige.se. 17 Sep 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-11-26. Retrieved 2010-09-22.
- "Indians agree to terms with Evan McGrath". Frolunda HC. 2013-04-18. Retrieved 2013-04-18.
- Thurgau, Hockey. "Hockey Thurgau verpflichtet Evan McGrath als zweiten Ausländer". www.hockey-thurgau.ch. Retrieved 2016-04-24.
- "VSV holt Evan McGrath aus der Schweiz in die EBEL! | EC VSV - Der Adlerhorst im Internet". www.ecvsv.at. Retrieved 2016-04-24.
- "First squad decisions" (in German). EC VSV. 2017-03-11. Retrieved 2017-03-11.
- "Eagles give Evan McGrath a try-out contract" (in German). Adler Mannheim. 2017-07-18. Retrieved 2017-07-18.[permanent dead link]
- "McGrath released from probation contract" (in German). mannheim24.com. 2017-09-03. Retrieved 2017-09-03.
- "McGrath agrees to contract with Huskies". Kassel Huskies (in German). 2017-09-05. Retrieved 2017-09-05.
- Hunter, Paul (2011-11-11). "For a splendid period of time in Toronto, Gilmour was the Leafs". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2013-02-21.
- National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 316. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4.
- Evan McGrath career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Evan McGrath career statistics at EliteProspects.com
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