Dylan McIlrath will get a qualifying offer/has made big progress this season

Dylan McIlrath6/18/15 | 5:48PM: The Rangers will extend a qualifying offer to 2010 first round pick Dylan McIlrath which will allow the Rangers to retain his rights as an RFA. (NY Post)

Larry Brooks writes that McIlrath made “considerable progress” this past season in Hartford. (NY Post)

Jeff Beukeboom said on the Rangers Blue Line Podcast this week and said that McIlrath didn’t have a “great first half” and was a “little off” but he came out “gangbusters” in the second half of the season.

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How the Wolf Pack coaches saw Dylan McIlrath’s progress this season

Dylan McIlrath Wolf Pack assistant coach Jeff Beukeboom said that Dylan McIlrath “really started to take off” in the second half of this past season. (Courant)

Beukeboom said that the second half of the season “has been everything we could have wanted” from McIlrath and that he has “come into his own.” (Courant)

McIlrath is described as someone who throws “hellacious” hits and did so all throughout the AHL playoffs.

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Dylan McIlrath on his progress and this past season

Dylan McIlrath1Dylan McIlrath said that besides a rough patch in November, he gained confidence all season long and “I felt like I just developed and improved every game.” (Courant)

He said that he felt he played well in the playoffs and and that he can learn from the experience of getting to the third round of the AHL playoffs. (Courant)

For a lot more on McIlrath since he was drafted, click HERE.

He had 13 fights in the regular season for Hartford and one in the NHL. (Hockey Fights)

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Wolf Pack with another comeback win

The Wolf Pack beat Manchester 3-2 in a shootout after scoring two goals in third to tie the game:

  • Mat Bodie: plus one, 2 shots
  • Conor Allen: 1 shot, elbowing and holding penalty
  • Brady Skjei: nothing on scoresshet
  • Dylan McIlrath: 2 shots, fight, interference penalty
  • Ryan Bourque: 1 shot
  • Marek Hrivik: 5 shots
  • Chris Bourque: 2 assists, plus one, 3 shots
  • Chris Mueller: 4 shots
  • Oscar Lindberg: 2 goals, plus one, 5 shots
  • Michael Kostka: plus one, 3 shots
  • Danny Kristo: 2 assists, plus one, 4 shots, shootout goal
  • Ryan Haggerty: one shot

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Oscar Lindberg scores in Wolf Pack loss

The Wolf Pack lost 2-1 in a shootout last night to Springfield:

  • Mat Bodie: 1 assist, plus one, 1 shot
  • Conor Allen: minus one, high sticking double minor
  • Dylan McIlrath: 1 shot, fight
  • Ryan Bourque: nothing on scoresheet
  • Marek Hrivik: 1 shot
  • Chris Mueller: nothing on scoresheet
  • Oscar Lindberg: 1 goal, 4 shots, boarding penalty
  • Michael Kostka: 1 shot, slashing penalty
  • Danny Kristo: 1 shot
  • Ryan Haggerty: 1 shot
  • Carl Klingberg: minus one, 1 shot
  • Chris Summers: plus one, 1 shot, holding penalty

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Watch/Stats: Oscar Lindberg (2) scores and Dylan McIlrath fight/scores in Win

The Wolf Pack won 4-3 over Springfield last night:

  • Mat Bodie: 2 shots
  • Conor Allen: plus one, 5 shots
  • Ryan Malone: 2 shots, hooking penalty
  • Dylan McIlrath: 1 goal, plus two, 2 shots, fight, tripping penalty
  • Ryan Bourque: plus one, 1 shot
  • Marek Hrivik: minus one
  • Chris Bourque: 1 assist, plus two, 1 shot, slashing penalty
  • Chris Mueller: plus one,  tripping penalty
  • Oscar Lindberg: 2 goals, 1 assist, plus three, 5 shots
  • Michael Kostka: 1 assist, plus two, 2 shots
  • Danny Krist0: minus one
  • Ryan Haggerty: one shot

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