OHL Grad, Brian McGrattan, Remains Enforcer in the NHL

brian mcgrattan ohl alumniAt 6’4″ and 235 pounds, it’s understandable that BrianMcGrattan is one highly feared hockey player. Like fellow on-ice policeman, Sean McMorrow, McGrattan is known for the distinction of having played for 6 different OHL teams over his junior career.

Unlike McMorrow, Brian has found success in the NHL. He is in his fifth season in the NHL and his first with the Calgary Flames. His first three were spent in Ottawa with the Senators and last season he played 5 games with the Phoenix Coyotes. He was originally selected by the Los Angeles Kings but never played in their system.

McGrattan’s OHL career began in 1997-98 with the Guelph Storm. During the 1998-99 season, he was traded to the Sudbury Wolves. During the 1999-00 season, he was traded to the Mississauga Ice Dogs. Then came 2001-02. In his final season of OHL hockey, Brian split his play between four different teams. He started out with the Ice Dogs, made stops in Owen Sound and Oshawa before settling in Sault Ste. Marie with the Greyhounds. His stop in Owen Sound lasted for only 2 games.

He spent 3 seasons with the Binghamton Senators between the OHL and NHL. In 2004-05, he spent 551 minutes in the penalty box.

Check out his profile page at the Calgary Flames official website, here.

Read the previous post about 6-team OHLer, Sean McMorrow, here.

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