Detroit Red Wings sign defenseman to 2-year extension

According to the Detroit Red Wings, they have signed defenseman Dylan McIlrath to a 2-year extension.

From Detroit Red Wings:

McIlrath, 27, served as an alternate captain for the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins this season and appeared in 52 games with the team, posting 10 points (1-9-10) and ranking among team leaders with a plus-13 rating (3rd) and 98 penalty minutes (1st). He also appeared in four postseason games with the team and was a plus-one with 10 penalty minutes during the team’s first-round series loss. McIlrath, who was originally acquired by Detroit on March 1, 2017, in a trade from Florida, made his Red Wings debut in 2018-19 on March 25 at San Jose and went on to appear in seven games with the team, totaling a plus-two rating and four penalty minutes. He has skated in 149 AHL games with Grand Rapids over the past three seasons, posting 31 points (8-23-31), a plus-18 rating and 259 penalty minutes, in addition to five points (0-5-5) and 39 penalty minutes in 28 playoff games. The Winnipeg, Manitoba, native was a member of the Griffins’ 2017 Calder Cup championship team.


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