• 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
We were thinking about Rich back home, but I thought we did a great job getting mentally ready for this game. We're still in a big playoff push and we found a way to get two points. It's not easy. It hit our guys pretty good [Monday] night. We did a great job as a group.
— Dallas captain Jamie Benn on the Stars' OT victory against the St. Louis Blues the night after Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench