Thursday, January 18, 2007

McGrath reassigned to Toledo

The Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday reassigned forward Evan McGrath from the Grand Rapids Griffins to the Toledo Storm of the ECHL.

The 21-year-old rookie has appeared in 33 games with the Griffins this season, totaling six points (3-3—6) and 23 penalty minutes. His highlights have including netting three assists in a 6-2 win over Philadelphia in his seventh pro game on Oct. 28 and being recalled by the Red Wings on Nov. 17.

McGrath was Detroit’s second choice (128th overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

During his 2005-06 campaign with Kitchener of the Ontario Hockey League, he finished fifth in league scoring and led his team with career highs of 37 goals, 77 assists and 114 points, earning a spot in the OHL All-Star Game.

McGrath will be available to make his Toledo debut on Friday, when the Storm host the Cincinnati Cyclones in a 7:35 p.m. start at the Toledo Sports Arena.


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