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52 Dylan McIlrath

D | Shoots: R | 6-4 | 235 | DOB: 4/20/92 | Age: 27 | Birthplace: Winnipeg, Manitoba | Drafted: N.Y. Rangers' 1st choice, 10th overall, in 2010 NHL Entry Draft

Season Stats

Season GP Goals Assists Points +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG SOG SOA SO % SH SH %
2019-20 Regular Season 38 0 8 8 -5 67 0.21 0 0 0 0 0.0 39 0.0
Career AHL Stats

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Support the Griffins Youth Foundation by making a donation to sponsor my participation in the 2020 Great Skate Winterfest, on Jan. 18-19 at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids.

Fourth season as a Griffin…Eighth year pro…Traded to Florida by New York Rangers in exchange for Steven Kampfer and a conditional third-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, 11/8/16…Traded to Detroit by Florida in exchange for Thomas Vanek and a conditional third-round pick in 2017 NHL Entry Draft, 3/1/17…Assigned by Detroit, 3/1/17…Re-signed to a two-year contract by Detroit, 6/29/17…Assigned by Detroit, 10/2/17…Assigned by Detroit, 10/1/18…Recalled by Detroit, 3/24/19…Assigned by Detroit, 4/7/19…Re-signed to a two-year contract by Detroit, 5/9/19...Assigned by Detroit, 9/29/19...Recalled by Detroit, 11/5/19...Assigned by Detroit, 12/11/19...Recalled by Detroit, 12/12/19.

Career Highlights: 2017 Calder Cup champion with Grand Rapids…Became the 178th Griffins alumnus to play in the NHL when he made his Red Wings debut, 3/25/19 at SJ…Established a career high with seven goals while tying a career mark with 17 points in 2017-18…Led the Griffins in PIM in back-to-back years, logging 119 PIM in 2017-18 and 98 PIM in 2018-19…Made his NHL debut with the New York Rangers, 12/12/13 vs. CBJ…Registered his first NHL fight, 12/15/13 vs. CGY…Notched his first career NHL goal with New York, 12/15/15 vs. EDM…Finished second on the Rangers in regular season PIM during 2015-16 despite playing only 34 games.

2018-19: Skating in his second full season with Grand Rapids, recorded 10 points (1-9—10), a plus-13 rating and a team-high 98 PIM in 52 games…Made his debut with the Red Wings, playing in seven games and showing a plus-two rating and four PIM while averaging 15:11 of ice time…Appeared in four Calder Cup Playoff games, tallying a plus-one rating and 10 PIM…Missed Game 5 of the Central Division Semifinals due to injury…Led the Griffins in PIM for the second consecutive season, the first player to pace the team in PIM in back-to-back campaigns since Darryl Bootland led Grand Rapids in four consecutive seasons from 2003-07…Marked only the second instance in franchise history where the team’s PIM leader did not exceed 100 (Dan Renouf, 95 PIM in 2016-17)…98 PIM tied for ninth among AHL defensemen…Recorded six fighting majors, the most on the team…Posted a career-high plus-13 rating, which also placed third on the team…Played in his 100th game as a Griffin, 10/12/18 vs. HER…His lone goal of the season was the game-winner, scoring with 3:42 left in regulation during a 2-1 win, 11/3/18 vs. MIL…Made his return to the lineup after missing nine games due to injury, 12/1/18 vs. TEX…Logged his 800th penalty minute as a pro, 1/9/19 at MIL…Scored a season-high two points behind a pair of assists, 3/8/19 vs. IA…Played in his 350th AHL game, 3/23/19 at TEX…Recorded a two-game assist streak to equal a career high, 2/23/19-3/8/19…Became the 178th Griffins alumnus to play in the NHL when he made his debut with the Red Wings, 3/25/19 at SJ…Logged a season-high 17:52 of ice time with the Red Wings during a 6-3 win, 3/31/19 vs. BOS…In the Red Wings’ season finale on 4/6/19 vs. BUF, skated in his 400th pro game and 50th in the NHL.

2017-18: In his first full season with the Griffins, set a career high with seven goals and tied a career high with 17 points (7-10—17)…One of two Griffins (Corey Elkins) to play in all 76 games…One of 11 Griffins overall to play in all 76 since the league adopted a 76-game schedule in 2011-12…Team-high 119 PIM ranked fifth among league defensemen and tied for 12th among all skaters…Added a plus-one rating and four PIM in five Calder Cup Playoff games…Scored his first goal as a Griffin in the season opener, 10/6/17 vs. MB…Recorded a goal in his 300th career game as a pro, 12/29/17 vs. CLE…Matched a career-high with three points behind a career-high two goals and an assist while skating in his 300th AHL game, 4/12/18 at SA.

2016-17
: Split the season between five teams…Logged four PIM in one game with the New York Rangers and totaled 11 PIM with AHL Hartford in four games…After being traded by New York to Florida on Nov. 8, scored a goal and had 10 PIM with the Panthers before recording four points (1-3—4) and 28 PIM in AHL Springfield…Concluded the season with the Griffins, tallying four points (0-4—4) and 42 PIM in 21 contests…Skated in all 19 postseason games, contributing five points (0-5—5) and 25 PIM and helping Grand Rapids win the Calder Cup…Finished the postseason tied for the team lead and tied for fifth in the AHL with a plus-10 rating…Plus-10 tied for the second-best rating in a single postseason in Griffins history…Made his Griffins debut, 3/3/17 at SA…Recorded his first point as a Griffin on an assist, 3/18/17 at CHI…Notched a season-high two points behind a pair of assists, 3/26/17 at MIL.

2015-16
: In his first full NHL season, registered four points (2-2—4), a plus-seven rating and 64 PIM in 34 games with New York…Appeared in one Stanley Cup Playoff game…Tied for fifth among NHL rookie defensemen in plus/minus rating with a plus-seven mark…Finished second on the Rangers in regular season PIM during 2015-16 despite playing only 34 games…Led NHL rookie defensemen and tied for fourth overall among all NHL rookies with 2.7 hits per game…Posted his first NHL point on an assist, 12/11/15 at EDM…Scored his first NHL goal, 12/15/15 vs. EDM, and became the first Rangers rookie defenseman to tally a goal since Ryan McDonagh on April 9, 2011…Made his Stanley Cup Playoff debut, 4/16/16 at PIT.

2014-15
: Tallied a career-high-tying 17 points (6-11—17) and a plus-five rating in 73 games with Hartford…Totaled 165 PIM to rank third among AHL defensemen…Added two points and 23 PIM in 15 Calder Cup Playoff games…Made one appearance with the New York Rangers and logged nine PIM…Totaled 13 AHL fights…Strung together a season-high three-game point streak, 1/3/15-1/10/15…Notched a season-high three points with a career-high three assists, 2/21/15 at LV.

2013-14
: Scored a career-high 17 points (6-11—17) and had a plus-two rating in 62 games with Hartford…165 PIM ranked sixth among AHL defensemen…Two of his six goals were game-winners, the most among team defensemen…Totaled 13 AHL fights…Made his NHL debut with the New York Rangers, appearing in two games and totaling seven PIM…Made his NHL debut, 12/12/13 vs. CBJ…Recorded his first NHL fight, 12/15/13 vs. CGY…Banked his first pro goal, 10/6/13 vs. ALB…Piled up a season-high 27 PIM, 11/23/13 at SPR.

2012-13
: In his first full professional season, tallied five points (0-5—5), a plus-seven rating and 125 PIM in 45 games with Connecticut…125 PIM led rookie defensemen and ranked third among all AHL first-year players…Plus-seven rating ranked second among Connecticut rookies and tied for fifth among the team’s blueliners…Missed the first 29 games of the season due to injury…Had 13 fights…Recorded his first pro point on an assist, 1/15/13 at POR…Scored a season-high two points with two assists, 3/24/13 vs. BNG.

2011-12
: In his final junior campaign with Moose Jaw, appeared in 52 games, logging 23 points (3-20—23), a plus-seven rating and 127 PIM…Among team defensemen, 23 points tied for second while 20 assists placed second…Established a WHL career high in assists…127 PIM finished second on the team…Contributed six points (0-6—6), the most among team defensemen, and 12 PIM in 14 postseason games…Skated in five Calder Cup Playoff games with Connecticut after the WHL season ended and totaled nine PIM…Made his professional playoff debut, 5/4/12 vs. NOR.

2010-11
: Posted 23 points (5-18—23), an even rating and 153 PIM in 62 games with Moose Jaw…Added 15 PIM in six playoff games…153 PIM ranked seventh among league defensemen…Appeared in two games with Connecticut after the WHL season concluded and tallied seven PIM…Made his professional debut, 4/9/11 vs. BRI.

2009-10: Totaled 24 points (7-17—24), a plus-20 rating and 169 PIM while playing in 65 games with Moose Jaw…169 PIM led the team while placing third among league defensemen and seventh overall…One of 10 players leaguewide to have a plus-20 or better rating and 100 or more PIM…24 points tied for third among team defensemen…Contributed one assist and 21 PIM in seven playoff games…Selected to participate in the 2010 Canadian Hockey League Top Prospects Game on Jan. 20 as a member of Team Orr.

2008-09
: Tallied four points (1-3—4) and 102 PIM in 53 games during his first WHL season with Moose Jaw…102 PIM placed ninth among rookies and fourth among first-year blueliners.

Personal: Lives in Winnipeg…Married his wife, Melissa, in 2018…Has a Bernese Mountain Dog named Leo…Has one older brother…Best friend in hockey is Calvin Pickard…Greatest hockey memory is winning the 2017 Calder Cup with Grand Rapids…Started playing hockey at the age of five and his first position was right wing…Hockey nickname is Big Mac…Hockey idol as a youth was Mark Messier…Greatest influence on his hockey career has been his dad…Greatest personal obstacle he’s overcome is knee surgery…Proudest accomplishment is getting married…Supports children’s hospitals…An exciting place he’s visited is Spain…An interesting fact about him is he has a seven-foot wingspan…If he could trade places for a day with another occupation, he would be a cheese sampler…Also played football, baseball and volleyball growing up…Once met Phil Jackson…Favorite food is taco salad…Favorite music artist is The Lumineers…Favorite movie is Wedding Crashers…Favorite book is Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis…Favorite vacation spot is Barcelona…Favorite sport to watch other than hockey is football.

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
2008-09 Moose Jaw WHL 52 3 20 23 127 14 0 6 6 12
2009-10 Moose Jaw WHL 65 7 17 24 169 7 0 1 1 21
2010-11 Moose Jaw WHL 62 5 18 23 153 6 0 0 0 15
Connecticut AHL 2 0 0 0 7 - - - - -
2011-12 Moose Jaw WHL 52 3 20 23 127 14 0 6 6 12
Connecticut AHL - - - - - 5 0 0 0 9
2012-13 Connecticut AHL 45 0 5 5 125 - - - - -
2013-14 Hartford AHL 62 6 11 17 165 - - - - -
New York Rangers NHL 2 0 0 0 7 - - - - -
2014-15 Hartford AHL 73 6 11 17 165 15 0 2 2 23
New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 0 9 - - - - -
2015-16 New York Rangers NHL 34 2 2 4 64 1 0 0 0 0
2016-17 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 0 4 - - - - -
Hartford AHL 4 0 0 0 11 - - - - -
Florida NHL 5 1 0 1 10 - - - - -
Springfield AHL 18 1 3 4 28 - - - - -
Grand Rapids AHL 21 0 4 4 42 19 0 5 5 25
2017-18 Grand Rapids AHL 76 7 10 17 119 5 0 0 0 4
2018-19 Grand Rapids AHL 52 1 9 10 98 4 0 0 0 10
Detroit NHL 7 0 0 0 4 -- -- -- -- --
NHL TOTALS 50 3 2 5 98 1 0 0 0 0
GRIFFINS TOTALS 149 8 23 31 259 28 0 5 5 39
AHL TOTALS 353 21 53 74 760 48 0 7 7 71
PRO TOTALS 403 24 55 79 858 49 0 7 7 71

AHL Career Highs

  • Games Played 76, 2017-18
  • Goals 7, 2017-18
  • Assists 11, twice (MR: 2014-15)
  • Points 17, three times (MR: 2017-18)
  • PIM 165, twice (MR: 2014-15)
  • Goal Streak 2, twice (MR: 1/9/15-1/10/15)
  • Assist Streak 2, six times (MR: 2/23/19-3/8/19)
  • Point Streak 3, 1/3/15-1/10/15
  • Goals, Game 2, 4/12/18 GR at SA
  • Assists, Game 3, 2/21/15 HFD at LV
  • Points, Game 3, twice (MR: 4/12/18 GR at SA)
  • PIM, Game 27, 11/23/13 HFD at SPR

Career Firsts

  • AHL Game 4/9/11 CT vs. BRI
  • AHL Point 1/15/13 CT at POR (assist)
  • AHL Goal 10/6/13 HFD vs. ALB (Keith Kinkaid)
  • NHL Game 12/12/13 NYR vs. CBJ
  • NHL Point 12/11/15 NYR at EDM (assist)
  • NHL Goal 12/15/15 NYR vs. EDM (Anders Nilsson)

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