• A physical force for the Moose Jaw Warriors, he racked up over 271 penalty minutes in his first two seasons in the WHL, including 19 fighting majors in 2009-10. He had a productive second half of the season, tallying 16 of his 24 points in 2010.
• He showed a big improvement on his plus-minus rating from his rookie year (–22) finishing +19 in 2009-10. He was also the recipient of Moose Jaw’s Most Improved Player Award in 2009.
• A forward until he was 13 years old, Dylan "Big Mac Truck" McIlrath was drafted in the third round (46th overall) by Moose Jaw in 2007. He earned the nickname based on his last name and the way he hits.
• Played for Team Orr at the 2010 Canadian Hockey League Top Prospects Game, where he fought Alex Petrovic of the Red Deer Rebels, and he was also a member of Team West at the 2009 Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
NHL Team: Montreal Canadiens NHL Player: Shea Weber Shootout move: “Shoot low blocker” Video Game: Mario Cart N64 Movie: The Green Mile TV Show: Entourage Actor: Tom Hanks Cartoon: Family Guy Website: facebook.com Book: Playing with Fire by Theo Fleury Pump-up song: “Right Now” by Van Halen Restaurant: Earls Sport (other than hockey): Volleyball Activity away from the rink: Guitar, Hanging out with friends Breakfast food: Eggs, Bacon Superhero: Batman
I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.
— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round