Kitchener Rangers Grad Evan McGrath Will Return to Sweden for 2nd Season
|May 10, 2011||Posted by Tom under Sweden||
Ontario Hockey League grad Evan McGrath will remain in Sweden’s tier 2 Allsvenskan for the 2011-12 season, but has switched teams. This season, 2010-11, was McGrath’s first season in Europe and he led Västerås is points with 43 in 49 games and placed 16th in the league. In 2011-12, Evan will play for Oskarshamn.
Evan McGrath played four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League from 2002-03 to 2005-06, all with the Kitchener Rangers. In his final season, McGrath placed fifth in the OHL in total points with 114 on 37 goals and 77 assists. He was a member of the 2002-03 Rangers team that won the Robertson Cup as OHL playoff champ and won the Memorial Cup.
After his second season in the Ontario Hockey League, McGrath was taken by the Detroit Red Wings in the fourth round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, 128th overall. He spent the better part of four seasons with Detroit’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins. He was wearing the ‘A’ on his jersey during the 2009-10 season when Grand Rapids traded him to the Syracuse Crunch at the trade deadline.