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Dylan McIlrath interview

Posted By Carp On June 25, 2010 @ 9:48 pm In Uncategorized | 122 Comments

From the NHL:

An interview with:

DYLAN McILRATH

NY RANGERS, 10th Pick


Q.  Dylan, what is your first thought?

DYLAN McILRATH:  Excitement.  I’m just thrilled to be picked Top 10 to a great organization like the Rangers.  It’s a thrill right now, and I’m just lost in emotions, I guess.

Q.  Tell us about what you do for Moose Jaw?

DYLAN McILRATH:  My whole on the team, I’m a big, physical “D” man.  Try to be hard to play against, and strike fear in the opposition.  Also my game is improving.  I think I can be a two-way guy, or develop into a two-way guy in the near future.

Q.  Did the Rangers talk to you in the combine, or talk about your relationship so far with the Rangers?

DYLAN McILRATH:  I had a great meeting with them in the combine, so it was in my head that they were interested.  But right before I went to test, one of the guys took me aside and really thought that I was a great player, and I was a great fit for them.  It was kind of a nice gesture for him to do that, went out of his way to do that; and it turns out that I go to the Rangers, and I couldn’t be happier.

Q.  You had three meetings yesterday.  The Rangers weren’t one of those teams.  You thought maybe you were going to go to one of those clubs.  Were you a bit surprised that it was 10th, and it was New York?

DYLAN McILRATH:  Yeah, to be honest, a little surprised.  But in the back of my mind, I knew they were a team that was interested.  But, other with the other four teams I was thinking it was one of them.
But you can never read too far into things like that.  Teams have different ways of doing things.  So, yeah, I guess so.

Q.  Have you had to be invited to Canada’s World Juniors Camp, now you’re going number 10 overall.  Is there a message in there at all?

DYLAN McILRATH:  I don’t know.  My goal is to make the team, and I hope to get a tryout in the winter and get a great start to next season and hope to prove them wrong.

Q.  Have you been to New York before?

DYLAN McILRATH:  I have not been to New York, so it will be exciting.

Q.  Who were the other teams?

DYLAN McILRATH:  Dallas, Anaheim, Vancouver, and Florida.  So all of those teams.

Q.  As a player, who do you pattern yourself after?

DYLAN McILRATH:  I try to mold my game around Shea Weber type.  I know in junior he was more my style of play.  We had similar points and similar stats.  So he was more of a shut down guy and then he developed offensively later.  That’s what I’m trying to do here.

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