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5 minutes for interference and a game misconduct for this hit on Jared Boll.
The hit is at the very beginning of this game highlights video.
Probably one of the better fights we’ve witnessed in a long time.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 11, 2011) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club claimed forward Brian McGrattan on waivers from the Anaheim Ducks. McGrattan is on a two-way contract worth $600,000 at the NHL level and $105,000 at the AHL level.
McGrattan, 30 (9/2/81), has suited up for 182 NHL contests with Ottawa, Phoenix and Calgary since the 2005-06 campaign, posting 14 points (3g-11a) and 395 penalty minutes. The 6-4, 235-pound native of Hamilton, Ont., split the 2010-11 season between Providence and Syracuse of the American Hockey League, notching 15 points (10g-5a) and 153 penalty minutes in 59 games.
They also placed Zack Stortini on waivers.
ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed right wing Brian McGrattan to a one-year contract. Per club policy, no financial terms of the deal were disclosed.
McGrattan, 29 (9/2/81), has appeared in 182 career NHL contests with Ottawa, Phoenix and Calgary, collecting 3-11=14 points with 395 penalty minutes (PIM). He most recently played with Calgary in 2009-10, scoring 1-3=4 points in 34 contests with 86 PIM. A native of Hamilton, Ontario, McGrattan appeared in a career-high 60 contests in 2005-06 with Ottawa, scoring 2-3=5 points with 141 PIM.
Update 3:56pm ET: Helene Elliott notes the details—
McGrattan is a two-way contract. $600,000/$105,000
from Vicki Hall of the Calgary Herald,
In keeping with the wisdom of the 12 steps, Brian McGrattan lives his life one day at a time.
But that doesn’t stop the Calgary Flames winger from setting long- and short-term goals for himself.
Quite the opposite, actually.
“I want to lead the league in majors this year,” McGrattan says, peeling off his blinding yellow practice jersey. “And I think this is the right division to do it.”
The tattooed enforcer looks across the room at Jarome Iginla and Olli Jokinen. “I can’t wait,” McGrattan says, “for the first guy who runs one of these guys. “That will give me the green light to go get ’em.”
from James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail,
In a summer when more than 150 free agents went on the auction block on July 1, Brian McGrattan may have been one of the least likely players to find another NHL home.
Quietly, and away from the spotlight with the equally troubled Phoenix Coyotes, the 27-year-old enforcer struggled last season in more ways than one, failing at first to dress for games and then, according to members of the team’s staff, missing practice. In December, McGrattan voluntarily entered the league’s substance abuse and behavioural health (SABH) program, spending three months in a rehab facility before returning to the ice in mid-March.
Calgary, AB – Calgary Flames General Manager Darryl Sutter announced today the signing of forward Brian McGrattan.
McGrattan, a native of Hamilton, ON, has played 148 career NHL games accumulating 309 penalty minutes. Originally selected by the LA Kings in the fourth round of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft (104th overall), the 6’4”, 235 lb right winger has played with both the Ottawa Senators and Phoenix Coyotes.
NEW YORK/TORONTO (December 13, 2008)—The National Hockey League Players’ Association and the National Hockey League announced today that Brian McGrattan of the Phoenix Coyotes has voluntarily entered Stage #1 of the Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program of the NHL and the NHLPA.
Under terms of the program, McGrattan will continue to receive his full salary and benefits and will have no penalty imposed as long as he complies with the prescribed treatment and follow-up care program.
The program’s doctors, Dr. Dave Lewis on behalf of the NHL and Dr. Brian Shaw on behalf of the NHLPA, are administering McGrattan’s care.
via press release:
Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed right wing Brian McGrattan to a one-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
McGrattan, 26, was acquired from the Ottawa Senators on June 25, 2008 in exchange for a fifth round pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
via Jim Gintonio of the Arizona Republic,
The Coyotes on Wednesday traded a fifth-round pick in 2009 (acquired from Boston last season) to the Ottawa Senators for big right wing Brian McGrattan.
from Sun Media,
Senators goaltender Ray Emery stopped more than pucks in practice today, getting into a brief scrap with tough guy Brian McGrattan.
The pair laughed it off afterwards, but were none too pleased with each other after they bumpoed during a skating drill. As they squared off and tossed fists at each other, teammates quickly jumped in and ended the brouhaha.