Read: Dylan McIlrath Wants To Earn His Spot

Dylan McIlrathWhen asked about what he thinks his immediate future holds, Dylan McIlrath said that he won’t be awarded a spot based on how high he was drafted and that he understands the challenge that will come in earning a roster spot.

He told the Daily News that he trusts that the coaches and the organization have his best interest in mind and that at the very least he would like to make it a tough choice for them to send him down.

Gordie Clark said during the offseason, “I don’t want him on the bench if he can’t play a regular shift in the NHL right now. He needs to play and play a lot of games in the first half and after Christmas we will see what happens.”

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