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Red Wings recall Dylan McIlrath

Veteran defenseman has logged 50 NHL games with Rangers, Panthers and Red Wings

by Kyle Kujawa /

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today recalled defenseman Dylan McIlrath from the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins and placed defenseman Trevor Daley on injured reserve retroactive to Nov. 2.

McIlrath, 27, has skated in 10 games with the Griffins in 2019-20, notching three points (0-3-3) and 15 penalty minutes. He has appeared in 50 NHL games since making his NHL debut in the 2013-14 season, totaling five points (3-2-5) and 98 penalty minutes with the New York Rangers, Florida Panthers and Red Wings. The 6-foot-5, 231-pound blueliner made his Red Wings debut on March 25, 2019 at San Jose and appeared in seven games with the team in 2018-19, posting a plus-two rating and four penalty minutes. McIlrath has also skated in 363 career AHL games with the Connecticut Whale, Hartford Wolf Pack, Springfield Thunderbirds and Griffins since 2010-11, registering 77 points (21-56-77), a plus-28 rating and 775 penalty minutes. The Winnipeg, Manitoba, native won a 2017 Calder Cup championship with the Griffins and has chipped in seven points (0-7-7), a plus-13 rating and 71 penalty minutes in 48 career AHL postseason games.

A former first-round pick (10th overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Rangers and was acquired in a trade by Detroit from Florida on March 1, 2017, McIlrath skated in 232 Western Hockey League games for the Moose Jaw Warriors prior to turning professional, posting 74 points (16-58-74) and 551 penalty minutes from 2008-12, adding seven assists and 48 penalty minutes in 27 postseason contests. He also skated in the Canadian Hockey League Top Prospects Game during the 2009-10 campaign.

Dylan McIlrath, Defensemen

Born Apr 20 1992 -- Winnipeg, MAN

Height 6.04 -- Weight 231 -- Shoots R

Selected by New York Rangers round 1 #10 overall 2010 NHL Entry Draft

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