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Dylan McIlrath
#52

Position: D
Date of Birth: 04/20/1992
Height: 6' 4"   Weight: 235 lbs
Shoots: R
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Drafted: New York's 1st choice, 10th overall, in 2010 NHL Entry Draft
Last Amateur Team: 2011-12 Moose Jaw (WHL)

Biography:

 

Second season as a Griffin…Sixth year pro…Traded by New York Rangers to Florida in exchange for Steven Kampfer and a conditional third-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, 11/8/16…Traded by Florida to Detroit 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. 

Career Highlights: Won the 2017 Calder Cup with Grand Rapids…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.

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…Totaled five fights on the season…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 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 fights…Strung together a season-high three-game assist streak, 1/3/15-1/10/15…Notched a season-high three points with three assists, 2/21/15 at LV. 2013-14: Scored 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 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…Made his professional regular season debut, 12/27/12 vs. BRI…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 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…Has a Bernese mountain dog named Leo…Has one brother…Best friend in hockey is Calvin Pickard…Greatest hockey memory and proudest achievement is winning the 2017 Calder Cup…Started playing hockey at the age of five as a forward…Hockey nicknames are Big Mac, Diesel and Truck…Hockey idol as a youth was Mark Messier…Greatest influence on his hockey career has been his dad because he pushed him to be better…Plans to be a chef after his playing career concludes…Greatest personal obstacle he’s overcome is knee surgery…Supports children’s hospitals…The most exciting place he’s visited is Positano, Italy…An interesting fact about him is he has long arms…If he could trade places for a day with another occupation, he would be a food taster…Also played football, baseball, soccer and volleyball growing up…Once met Chris Angel…Favorite foods are tacos and Skittles…Favorite music group is Old Dominion…Favorite movie is Wedding Crashers…Favorite television show is Breaking Bad…Favorite college team is the University of Manitoba Bisons…Favorite sport to watch other than hockey is football.



AHL CAREER HIGHS
Games Played: 73, 2014-15 Assist Streak: 2, four times (MR: 2/19/17-2/24/17)
Goals: 6, twice (MR: 2014-15) Point Streak: 3, 1/3/15-1/10/15
Assists: 11, twice (MR: 2014-15) Goals, Game: 1, 13 times (MR: 1/13/17 SPR at ALB)
Points: 17, twice (MR: 2014-15) Assists, Game: 3, 2/21/15 HFD at LV
PIM: 165, twice (MR: 2014-15) Points, Game: 3, 2/21/15 HFD at LV
Goal Streak: 2, twice (MR: 1/9/15-1/10/15) PIM, Game: 27, 11/23/13 HFD at SPR
FIRSTS
AHL Game: 4/9/11 CT vs. BRI NHL Game: 12/12/13 NYR vs. CBJ
AHL Point: 1/15/13 CT at POR (assist) NHL Point: 12/11/15 NYR at EDM (assist)
AHL Goal: 10/6/13 HFD vs. ALB (Keith Kinkaid) NHL Goal: 12/15/15 NYR vs. EDM (Anders Nilsson)
 

Career Stats

      Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
2008-09 Moose Jaw WHL 53 1 3 4 102 -- -- -- -- --
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
  NHL TOTALS 43 3 2 5 94 1 0 0 0 0
  GRIFFINS TOTALS 21 0 4 4 42 19 0 5 5 25
  AHL TOTALS 225 13 34 47 543 39 0 7 7 57
  PRO TOTALS 268 16 36 52 637 40 0 7 7 57
 

 

Goalies

# Name POS
30 Tom McCollum G
31 Jared Coreau G
34 Justin Fazio G

Defensemen

# Name POS
2 Joe Hicketts D
4 Libor Sulak D
5 Robbie Russo D
9 Vili Saarijarvi D
13 Filip Hronek D
17 Marcus Crawford D
18 Brian Lashoff D
20 Dan Renouf D
44 Dennis Cholowski D
52 Dylan McIlrath D

Forwards

# Name POS
10 Ben Street C
15 Turner Elson C/LW
19 Luke Esposito C/LW
23 Dominic Turgeon C
25 Axel Holmstrom C/LW
26 Eric Tangradi LW
28 Matt Lorito LW
45 Colin Campbell RW
47 Corey Elkins C
55 Matthew Ford RW
65 Dominik Shine RW
73 Matt Puempel RW
77 Evgeny Svechnikov RW