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Dylan McIlrath | Defenseman

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/20/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 230

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Dylan McIlrath has inked a one-year, $600,000 contract with the New York Rangers.
It's a one-way deal, so McIlrath won't take a pay cut if he's sent to the minors. He had 17 points and 165 penalty minutes in 73 AHL games last season. Jul 15 - 10:45 AM

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The Rangers will extend a qualifying offer to defenseman Dylan McIlrath, according to Larry Brooks of the New York Post.

The 10th overall pick in the 2010 draft is due to be a restricted free agent. McIlrath has played in three NHL games in his career, tallying 16 penalty minutes. McIlrath seems unlikely to get time with the NHL club anytime soon with the Rangers’ depth chart on defense basically set.
Jun 20 - 11:22 PM

Dylan McIlrath has been sent to the minors.

McIlrath made his season debut on Monday. He had nine penalty minutes and logged 8:02 minutes of ice time in that contest.
Wed, Nov 5, 2014 01:24:00 PM

The New York Rangers called up Dylan McIlrath on Sunday.

McIlrath comes into the mix at a time in which the Rangers are hurting on defense. The 22-year-old was the 10th pick of the 2010 NHL Draft. He could be a good source of PIM: he generated 165 in 62 AHL games last season.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 06:12:00 PM

Dylan McIlrath will have an MRI on his right knee.

McIlrath had problems all last year with the knee and re-injured it last night in an AHL game. He played two games with the Rangers this season and amassed seven penalty minutes.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 01:56:00 PM

The New York Rangers have demoted Dylan McIlrath.

The move was done Thursday night before the holiday roster freeze. McIlrath has seven points and 115 penalty minutes in 24 AHL contests this season.
Fri, Dec 20, 2013 10:43:00 AM

Dylan McIlrath spent Wednesday's game in the press box.

McIlrath has no points and seven penalty minutes in two games. He was taken with the 10th overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, so you would have to think that the Rangers aren't going to keep him in the NHL for long if they plan to make a habit of scratching him. Still, he put the best spin possible on the news, calling it "just part of the process."
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 09:40:00 AM

Dylan McIlrath got into his first NHL fight on Sunday.

The defenseman did not pick a lightweight when he tangled with the Flames Brian McGrattan and his teammates were so happy with his performance that they named him the player of the game. McIlrath will help you in the penalty minutes category and not a lot else in fantasy hockey.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 08:01:00 AM

Dylan McIlrath had a minus-one rating in his NHL debut on Thursday.

McIlrath also recorded a hit in 8:55 minutes of ice time. "I was pretty nervous, but I was very excited coming in," he said. "I know I made a rookie mistake there on that pinch that cost us a goal. It was getting my nerves under control. Once I settled that down, I started making better reads." The 21-year-old's offensive upside isn't noteworthy, but he might someday lead the NHL in penalty minutes.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 10:15:00 AM

Dylan McIlrath will make his NHL debut Thursday night.

He's projected to line up alongside John Moore when the Rangers battle Columbus. McIlrath is expected to add physicality to the team's back end and could be a good pickup for fantasy GMs seeking penalty minutes.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 02:41:00 PM

Dylan McIlrath has been called up by the New York Rangers.

McIlrath has seven points and 115 penalty minutes in 24 games this season. He always tends to get a ton of PIM and there's no reason to believe that will change in the NHL.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 05:33:00 PM

Dylan McIlrath has been cut from the New York Rangers' lineup.

McIlrath will report to AHL Hartford. He has five points and 125 penalty minutes in 45 AHL games last season.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 04:41:00 PM

Dylan McIlrath struggled defensively in Tuesday's preseason game.

McIlrath turned the puck over too many times and will likely start the season in the minors. He was selected 10th overall in the 2010 Draft and should see some time with the Rangers this season. He is a solid defensive defenseman usually but will not have much fantasy value in traditional pools.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 11:22:00 AM

Dylan McIlrath is currently attending New York's five-day prospect camp.

He sustained a dislocated kneecap in a collision during last year's prospect camp, but he expects to be at full strength for training camp where he hopes to land a roster spot with the Rangers. "I think I have a legitimate shot," McIlrath said. "I'm going to work my hardest. The knee is not an excuse anymore. It's over and done with. Hopefully, by camp, I'm 100 percent and I know I'll be ready so I feel I have a good shot. I still feel it. Typically, it takes a bit over a year to fully go away with a knee injury like that. It's definitely enough where I can get stronger and better. Structurally, it's 100 percent. They wouldn't have cleared me to play (otherwise). I played with pain the whole year."
Mon, Jul 1, 2013 04:37:00 PM

Dylan McIlrath had a follow-up procedure on his knee.

McIlrath underwent knee surgery in July. The latest procedure went "very well" and he's "making great progress." The bad news is that he hasn't been given the green light to resume skating.
Fri, Oct 19, 2012 06:56:00 PM

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