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)

McIilrath is an RFA this summer.

He played 73 games in the regular season with 6 goals, 11 assists, 78 shots on goal, a plus five rating and 165 PIM. He played 15 playoff games and had two assists, a plus two rating, 17 shots and 23 PIM.

Hockey’s Future wrote that while defensemen need more time to put the “puzzle together, it remains to be seen if McIlrath ever will.” They say that McIlrath was passed over many times by journeyman defensemen and that his chances of competing “full-time” in the NHL are “fleeting.”

He has played three career games in the NHL and has an average of 7:22 per game.





4 comments
Frank B
Frank B

He will never make it in the NHL

Mark Mattia
Mark Mattia

Team did not play well in playoffs but it looks like he held his own there.  Be nice if he could come in and be Sauer..but unlikely..

aaronrules
aaronrules

Still think this kid can play vs big and heavy teams in the NHL as a 5th or 6th d give him a shot but when you play speed and skill teams let him ride the pine.