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by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes

Wednesday, June 25 2008
GLENDALE, ARIZONA -- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have acquired right wing Brian McGrattan from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for a fifth round pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
McGrattan, 26, recorded three assists and 46 penalty minutes (PIM) in 38 games with the Senators last season.  The 6-foot-4, 234-pound McGrattan has registered 2-8-10 and 287 PIM in 143 career NHL games over three seasons, all with Ottawa. In 2005-06, he set career-highs in goals (2), assists (3), points (5), PIM (141) and games played (60).
Brian McGrattan aquired from Ottawa for 5th Round Pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft
From 2002-2005, McGrattan appeared in 196 games with Binghamton of the American Hockey League (AHL), recording 25-22-47 and 1,051 PIM.  In 2004-05, McGrattan broke the AHL single-season penalty minute record with 551 PIM.
A native of Hamilton, Ontario, McGrattan was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the fourth round (104th overall) of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.
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