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Dylan McIlrath | Defenseman | #6

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/20/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 220
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (10) / NYR
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Dylan McIlrath got a qualifying offer from the Rangers on Monday.
New York also presented qualifying offers to key restricted free agents Chris Kreider, J.T. Miller and Kevin Hayes as well as Tommy Hughes, Mat Bodie, Marek Hrivik and Nicklas Jensen. McIlrath suited up in 34 games last season, while registering four points and 64 penalty minutes. Jun 28 - 10:45 AM

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Don't be surprised if the Rangers deal defenseman Dylan McIlrath in the off-season.

Apparently the blueliner is not a favorite of coach Alain Vigneault and since he is a restricted free agent, a move elsewhere may benefit both sides. The former 10th overall pick in the 2010 Draft was highly regarded but his four points in only 34 NHL games this season, makes him a bit of a bust at the age of 24.
Jun 18 - 8:24 AM

Dylan McIlrath will be scratched in Saturday's Game 5 against Pittsburgh.

McIlrath has seen a grand total of 9:07 through the first four games of the series, and has clearly lost his place in the lineup.
Apr 23 - 2:48 PM

Dylan McIlrath will be the odd-man out as Ryan McDonagh returns to the Rangers' blue line in Game 3 against Pittsburgh.

McIlrath is being displaced by both the captain, and fellow rookie Brady Skjei who is shifting to his unnatural right side. McIlrath has seen just 9:07 of work during his single playoff game this series.
Apr 19 - 6:44 PM

Dylan McIlrath might be a healthy scratch for Game 3.

McIlrath drew into the Rangers lineup for Game 2 because Dan Girardi was unavailable. Girardi is doubtful for Game 3 as well, but the Rangers have summoned Raphael Diaz, who might play over McIlrath.
Apr 18 - 5:55 AM

Dylan McIlrath will draw into the Rangers' lineup for Game 2.

McIlrath will be filling in for Dan Girardi, who is unavailable due to an undisclosed injury. The Rangers might summon another defensemen, but it sounds like that call up will be for insurance purposes and not to play over McIlrath.
Apr 15 - 4:41 PM

Rangers coach Alain Vigneault was vague about the possibility of putting Dylan McIlrath into the lineup for Game 2 on Saturday.

McIlrath was a healthy scratch in the Rangers' playoff opener. "I’m considering all my options right now," Vigneault said when asked about McIlrath. "At this time of the year you have to look at all your personnel and who’s giving you the best and at this time nobody wants to not to play well but some guys play better than others. Obviously with my coaching staff we’re going to look at all my options." McIlrath had four points and 64 penalty minutes in 34 regular season games.
Apr 15 - 10:31 AM

Dylan McIlrath will play against Tampa Bay on Tuesday night.

This will be McIlrath's first game in a month, missing most of that time due to injury. He's seen 31 games this season with 60 PIMs and 83 hits. Not too shabby if you're in a reverse league.
Apr 5 - 6:18 PM

Dylan McIlrath will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Columbus Blue Jakcets.

He's been a healthy scratch in back-to-back games since being fully recovered from a knee injury. Oscar Lindberg will join him in the press box.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 4 - 6:59 PM

Dylan McIlrath will probably spend Thursday's game in the press box.

That would be the 11th consecutive time that McIlrath has been scratched, but the difference is that this time his knee wouldn't be the principle factor. McIlrath received medical clearance to play, but he was practicing as an extra player on Wednesday.
Mar 31 - 11:08 AM

Dylan McIlrath (knee) has been medically cleared to return to the Rangers' lineup.

McIlrath might not end up playing on Thursday, but Rangers coach Alain Vigneault at least has the option of using him. He has two goals and three points in 31 contests in 2015-16.
Mar 30 - 4:47 PM

Per Alain Vigneault, Dylan McIlrath has still not been cleared to return to action on Sunday versus Pittsburgh.

The Rangers coach said that he hopes the young defender is ready for next weekend, however. After tonight the Rangers travel to Carolina on Thursday and the host Buffalo on Saturday, so McIlrath has time to get into proper shape.
Mar 27 - 6:28 PM

Dylan McIlrath (knee) was cleared for contact and participated in a full practice with the Rangers.

McIlrath is still at least a week away from any game action. The big defenseman has been out of the lineup since March 6. In 31 games this season, he has posted two goals and three points while collecting 60 penalty minutes for the Rangers.
Mar 23 - 9:59 AM

Dylan McIlrath (knee) will sit for a seventh straight game on Monday, but he is on the mend.

He took part in the morning skate in a non-contact jersey. It's unclear when he'll be ready to return, but he has been upgraded to day-to-day.
Mar 21 - 4:48 PM

Dylan McIlrath (knee) is slated to miss a couple of weeks.

He suffered a knee injury on Sunday against the Islanders. McIlrath has three points and 60 penalty minutes in 31 games this season.
Mar 8 - 5:36 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Derick Brassard
2Derek Stepan
3Oscar Lindberg
4Dominic Moore
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3J.T. Miller
4Daniel Paille
5Tanner Glass
6Marek Hrivik
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2Kevin Hayes
3Nicklas Jensen
4Viktor Stalberg
5Jesper Fast
6Chris Brown
7Jayson Megna
8Pavel Buchnevich
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Dan Girardi
3Nick Holden
4Marc Staal
5Dan Boyle
6Kevin Klein
7Raphael Diaz
8Dylan McIlrath
9Mat Bodie
10Ryan Graves
11Brady Skjei
12Chris Summers
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Antti Raanta
3Magnus Hellberg