114-Year-Old Defenseman – New York Rangers
Dylan McIlrath Contract Information:
Agreed to terms with the Rangers in March of 2010.
The Rangers assigned McIlrath to AHL Hartford on Monday.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
McIlrath, the Rangers' first round (10th overall) pick in the 2010 entry draft got his feet wet at the AHL level this past season, registering a plus-6 with five assists and 125 penalty minutes through 45 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack in 2012-13. Obviously, the organization is logged jammed with defensemen at the NHL level, so unless the Rangers' need to beef up their defensive pairings, the 6'5, 215-pound Manitoba product is not likely to receive a call up. Although he showed good offensive vision with the Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL), should he come to the big league, keeper league owners should only consider the 21-year-old McIlrath's future services for penalty minutes and plus/minus ratings.
Known for his fighting ability and nicknamed, "The Undertaker," McIlrath was selected 10th overall in the 2010 entry draft. The 20-year-old was added to the Rangers' playoff roster last season, so it's very possible that he'll get a look with the big club this year. He'll more than likely spend some time with the Connecticut Whale of the AHL, but he's worth a look in deeper fantasy leagues that count penalty minutes.
McIlrath, who was the Rangers No. 1 draft choice in 2010, projects as a crease-clearing defensemen that every team needs. In offseason developmental camp, he impressed and will be given a long look in training camp. Unless he has a great camp and some other roster hopefuls fail to latch on, McIlrath is likely to spend next season in the minors.
Rangers brass had toughness on their minds when they selected McIlrath with the 10th pick of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Once this jarring defender becomes a bit more graceful on his feet, the Big Apple will feature a true enforcer in McIlrath. Keep an eye on him as he crushes opponents in his path to the majors.