Gordie Clark said last night that McIlrath had gotten much bigger and that his puck skills have gotten much better. He did say that McIlrath was one year away and then changed his mind and said two years away.
Mike Sullivan said that he was impressed with McIlrath’s poise with the puck.
McIlrath was the Rangers captain last night.
He shot the puck a lot which was nice and also took some penalties. He was moving around pretty well and definitely got better as the game went on. It was interesting to hear Gordie Clark talk about him. They want him to develop slowly and the plan seems to be Moose Jaw this year and Hartford next year before he challenges for a spot with the Rangers. That is fine with me. He has a great attitude and seems like he is willing to work, get better and pay his dues before he becomes a Ranger.
More on McIlrath at HF Rangers Blog.