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Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
234 lb (106 kg/16 st 10 lb)
NHL Team
F. teams
Phoenix Coyotes
Ottawa Senators
Nationality 22x20px Canada
Born September 2, 1981 (1981-09-02) (age 35),
Hamilton, Ontario
NHL Draft 104th Overall, 1999
Los Angeles
Pro career 2002 – present

</div></div> Brian McGrattan (born September 2 1981, Hamilton, Ontario)[1] is a professional ice hockey player for the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes.

Playing careerEdit

McGrattan is an enforcer who has built a solid reputation for himself, particularly during the American Hockey League's 2004-05 season when he established an all-time league record for penalty minutes in a single season (551). Infamous minor league enforcer Brandon Sugden, who faught McGrattan several times, referred to him as "the toughest guy in the league"[2]. He played his first NHL game in a 3-2 shootout win at Toronto on Oct. 5, 2005. He scored his first goal against all-star goaltender Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils and his second versus the Atlanta Thrashers.

During his junior hockey career he played for six teams in the OHL between 1997 and 2002. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the fourth round (104th overall) of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft but never played for the team. On June 2, 2003, he was signed as a free agent by the Ottawa Senators.

McGrattan truly arrived as an NHL enforcer during a game against the arch-rival Maple Leafs on October 29, 2005. He defeated Toronto's Tie Domi, then the league's most feared fighter, and Domi was forced to leave the game with a facial injury[3][4]. With this fight, McGrattan quickly established himself as one of the premier fighters in the NHL[5].

He was a healthy scratch for much of the 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons with Ottawa, dressing mainly to replace injured teammates or to provide a physical presence in the lineup. In 2007-08 he played in 38 of 82 regular season games, being a healthy scratch for much of the campaign and entire playoffs. He has yet to see action in an NHL playoff game.

McGrattan was involved in a much publicized fight with then teammate Ray Emery during a Senators' practice in January of 2008[6], an event which may have hastened both players' departures from Ottawa[7]. Interestingly, both are close friends off the ice.

On June 25th, 2008, McGrattan was traded by Ottawa to the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for a 5th round draft pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft[8].The Coyotes later signed him to a one year contract[9]. Coyotes GM Don Maloney told The Canadian Press "I'm excited about it (acquiring McGrattan). I think he'll fit in well with our group."

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997-98 Guelph Storm OHL 25 3 2 5 11 -- -- -- -- --
1998-99 Guelph Storm OHL 6 1 3 4 15 -- -- -- -- --
1998-99 Sudbury Wolves OHL 53 7 10 17 153 4 0 0 0 4
1999-00 Sudbury Wolves OHL 25 2 8 10 79 -- -- -- -- --
1999-00 Mississauga Ice Dogs OHL 42 9 13 22 166 -- -- -- -- --
2000-01 Mississauga Ice Dogs OHL 31 20 9 29 83 -- -- -- -- --
2001-02 Mississauga Ice Dogs OHL 7 2 3 5 16 -- -- -- -- --
2001-02 Owen Sound Attack OHL 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2001-02 Oshawa Generals OHL 25 10 5 15 72 -- -- -- -- --
2001-02 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 26 8 7 15 71 6 2 0 2 20
2002-03 Binghamton Senators AHL 59 9 10 19 173 1 0 0 0 0
2003-04 Binghamton Senators AHL 66 9 11 20 327 1 0 0 0 0
2004-05 Binghamton Senators AHL 71 7 1 8 551 6 0 2 2 28
2005-06 Ottawa Senators NHL 60 2 3 5 141 -- -- -- -- --
2006-07 Ottawa Senators NHL 44 0 2 2 100 -- -- -- -- --
2007-08 Ottawa Senators NHL 38 0 3 3 46 -- -- -- -- --
AHL Totals 196 25 22 47 1051 7 0 2 2 28
NHL Totals 143 2 8 10 287 -- -- -- -- --
OHL Totals 242 62 60 122 666 10 2 0 2 28

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Cole, Stephen (2006). The Canadian Hockey Atlas. Doubleday Canada. ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8 (0-385-66093-6). 
  2. "Q & A: Brandon Sugden". hockeyfights.com (2006-10-08). Retrieved on 2008-09-01.
  3. "Brian McGrattan vs Tie Domi". hockeyfights.com (2005-10-29). Retrieved on 2008-08-30.
  4. "McGrattan vs Domi". youtube.com (2008-03-23). Retrieved on 2008-08-30.
  5. "Extras: Brian McGrattan". ottawasun.com (2005-10-29). Retrieved on 2008-09-01.
  6. "Emery and McGrattan fight during practice". canada.com (2008-01-07). Retrieved on 2008-08-30.
  7. "The new kids in town". ottawasun.com (2008-09-01). Retrieved on 2008-09-02.
  8. "Senators deal Brian McGrattan". canoe.ca (2008-06-25). Retrieved on 2008-09-01.
  9. "COYOTES SIGN BRIAN McGRATTAN TO ONE-YEAR CONTRACT". phoenixcoyotes.com (2008-07-03). Retrieved on 2008-09-01.

External linksEdit

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