|Assets:||Is among the top pugilists in the NHL. Understands his role and is always willing to stick up for his teammates, since he's a team-first player.|
|Flaws:||Can take bad penalties and lose his cool under pressure. Doesn't have enough skills to play regular minutes up front. Has had off-ice issues.|
|Career Potential:||Part-time heavyweight enforcer.|
|3/03/2014||Missed 2 games (upper body injury).|
|2/27/2014||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|1/28/2014||Missed 1 game (undisclosed).|
|12/07/2013||Missed 1 game (lower body injury).|
|12/06/2013||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|7/04/2013||Re-signed by the Calgary Flames to a two-year contract.|
|4/19/2013||Missed 6 games (shoulder injury).|
|4/08/2013||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|3/01/2013||Recalled from Abbotsford (AHL).|
|2/28/2013||Acquired from the Nashville Predators.|
|2/28/2013||Assigned to Abbotsford (AHL).|
|2/27/2013||Assigned to Milwaukee (AHL).|
|2/26/2013||Placed on waivers by the Nashville Predators.|
|2/15/2013||Loaned to Milwaukee (AHL) for conditioning.|
|7/01/2012||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Nashville Predators to a one-year contract.|
|5/07/2012||Missed 29 regular season and 10 playoff games (upper body injury).|
|3/12/2012||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|2/16/2012||Upper body injury, injured reserve.|
|2/09/2012||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|10/11/2011||Claimed off waivers from the Anaheim Ducks.|
|10/10/2011||Placed on waivers by the Anaheim Ducks.|
|7/07/2011||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Anaheim Ducks to a one-year contract.|
|2/27/2011||Acquired from the Boston Bruins.|
|11/09/2010||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|11/01/2010||Recalled from Providence (AHL).|
|10/29/2010||Loaned to Providence (AHL) for conditioning.|
|10/12/2010||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Boston Bruins to a one-year contract.|
|9/14/2010||Invited to training camp by the Boston Bruins.|
|4/11/2010||Missed the last 5 games of the regular season (undisclosed).|
|10/12/2009||Missed 5 games (shoulder injury).|
|10/04/2009||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|7/11/2009||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Calgary Flames.|
|4/12/2009||Missed the last 10 games of the regular season (upper body injury).|
|3/22/2009||Upper body injury, remainder of the regular season.|
|3/17/2009||Recalled from San Antonio (AHL).|
|2/28/2009||Assigned to San Antonio (AHL).|
|12/14/2008||NHL-NHLPA susbstance abuse program, sidelined indefinitely.|
|7/03/2008||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Phoenix Coyotes to a one-year contract.|
|6/25/2008||Acquired from the Ottawa Senators.|
|3/06/2008||Missed 4 games (flu).|
|1/29/2008||Missed 2 games (shoulder injury).|
|1/22/2008||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|12/18/2007||Missed 1 game (shoulder injury).|
|12/15/2007||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|12/14/2007||Missed 1 game (hand injury).|
|12/12/2006||Hand injury, day-to-day.|
|6/19/2006||Re-signed by the Ottawa Senators to a two-year contract.|
|3/04/2006||Missed 6 games (right eye injury).|
|2/06/2006||Right eye injury, day-to-day.|
|8/15/2005||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Ottawa Senators to a one-year contract.|
|9/23/2004||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|9/20/2003||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|9/19/2002||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|2/28/2013||Calgary Flames traded Joe Piskula to the Nashville Predators for Brian McGrattan.|
|10/11/2011||Claimed off waivers by the Nashville Predators from the Anaheim Ducks.|
|2/27/2011||Anaheim Ducks traded David Laliberte and Stefan Chaput to the Boston Bruins for Brian McGrattan and Sean Zimmerman.|
|10/12/2010||Signed as a free agent by the Boston Bruins.|
|7/11/2009||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Calgary Flames.|
|6/25/2008||Ottawa Senators traded Brian McGrattan to the Phoenix Coyotes for a 5th round selection in 2009.|
|6/02/2003||Signed as a free agent by the Ottawa Senators.|
|6/26/1999||Drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the 4th round (104th overall) in 1999.|
Brian McGrattan nets a goal in 300th game | 03/27/2014 8:39 AM
NewsBrian McGrattan scored a goal in Calgary's 3-2 defeat on Wednesday.
ImpactMcGrattan was playing in his 300th NHL game. The goal was special given that it was just the 10th marker and 26th point of his career. From a fantasy perspective, the 32-year-old enforcer is a reliable source of penalty minutes, but he's doesn't get enough to justify the nearly complete lack of offensive production.
McGrattan scores in loss | 03/11/2014 4:22 AM
NewsBrian McGrattan scored a goal in Calgary's 3-2 loss to Los Angeles Monday evening.
ImpactMcGrattan, with his second in as many games, beat Martin Jones with a spinning slap shot with 2:22 remaining to cut Los Angeles' lead to one. McGrattan now has three goals and two assists with 95 penalty minutes in 59 games this season. Mike Cammalleri scored the other goal in the loss.
Brian McGrattan pots 8th career NHL goal | 03/09/2014 12:45 AM
NewsBrian McGrattan potted the only goal for Calgary in its 2-1 loss to the Canucks on Saturday night.
ImpactMcGrattan's goal was his second of the season, his first since Dec. 12. Of course, scoring is certainly not his forte as evident through his 95 penalty minutes this season and eight career NHL goals in 291 games. Tyler Wotherspoon and Ben Hanowski had the helpers.
| 03/04/2014 1:48 AM
NewsBrian McGrattan returned to action on Monday March 3.
Brian McGrattan cleared for contact | 03/02/2014 6:24 AM
NewsBrian McGrattan has been cleared for contact after suffering an upper body injury during practice.
ImpactThe injury happened last week. McGrattan did not play on Saturday but could be close to returning to action. He has a goal and three points with 95 penalty minutes in 54 games this season.
Brian McGrattan will miss Flames game tonight | 03/01/2014 9:07 AM
NewsBrian McGrattan (upper body) will not be in the lineup for Calgary when the Flames meet the Edmonton Oilers tonight.
Impact"He's getting better but it's still painful," Calgary coach Bob Hartley said about an upper-body injury McGrattan suffered in practice last week. "Too painful to play. You see him skate, you see him shoot, but at the same time he's not ready to go"
Brian McGrattan resumes practicing | 02/27/2014 8:54 AM
NewsBrian McGrattan (upper body) rejoined the Flames for Wednesday's practice.
ImpactMcGrattan was wearing a no-contact jersey. He's probably still a few days away from returning and won't be available on Thursday.
Brian McGrattan skates on Sunday | 02/24/2014 5:24 AM
NewsBrian McGrattan (upper body) was able to skate before practice on Sunday.
ImpactMcGrattan was injured during the Flames first practice after the break on Thursday when he was slammed into the boards head first. It's a good sign that he was able to skate as the injury looked serious at the time. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Flames' Brian McGrattan injured in practice | 02/22/2014 9:28 AM
NewsForward Brian McGrattan slammed into the boards head-first when the Calgary Flames returned to practice on Thursday.
ImpactEventually, the Flames' tough guy gingerly glided off under his own power, but the Calgary Sun said it didn't look good. We'll keep you posted.
| 01/29/2014 1:29 AM
NewsBrian McGrattan returned to action on Tuesday January 28.
Brian McGrattan (undisclosed) is out Friday | 01/24/2014 1:34 PM
NewsBrian McGrattan is hurt after blocking a shot on Wednesday.
ImpactMcGrattan will miss Friday's game against Nashville as a result. He has three points and 93 penalty minutes in 48 contests this season.
Brian McGrattan racks up 20 PIMs Sunday | 12/30/2013 11:16 AM
NewsBrian McGrattan compiled 20 penalty minutes in Sunday's game versus Vancouver.
ImpactHe was assessed a five-minute major for elbowing, five minutes for fighting and a game misconduct just 2:43 into the first period. The Flames managed to kill of the penalty, but they still lost 2-0.
| 12/08/2013 2:30 AM
NewsBrian McGrattan returned to action on Saturday December 7.
Brian McGrattan sits out Friday's game | 12/07/2013 5:51 AM
NewsBrian McGrattan missed Friday's game with a leg injury.
ImpactHe was injured on Wednesday and while he skated Friday morning, he was unable to go against the Avs. McGrattan has only one assist in 25 games with 29 penalty minutes. He has no fantasy value.
Brian McGrattan isn't likely to play Friday | 12/06/2013 3:43 PM
NewsBrian McGrattan's undisclosed injury is believed to be related to his leg.
ImpactMcGrattan was hurt on Wednesday and probably won't be available for Friday's contest. The good news is that he was able to skate with his teammates Friday morning.
Brian McGrattan was hurt Wednesday night | 12/05/2013 6:19 PM
NewsBrian McGrattan was injured in Wednesday's win over Phoenix.
Randy Sportak on Twitter
ImpactHe tried to practice on Thursday, but ended up leaving the ice early. McGrattan has one assist and 29 penalty minutes in 25 games. Consider the Flames tough guy day-to-day for now with an undisclosed injury.
McGrattan in role of teacher and not student | 09/23/2013 6:59 AM
NewsBrian McGrattan is now playing the role of teacher rather than student.
ImpactWhen McGrattan entered the ranks of professional hockey, he was taught the ins and outs of fighting by Dennis Bonvie, who AHL record McGrattan eventually broke as he had 551 minutes in 2004-05, breaking Bonvie's record of 552 set in 1997. Now, McGrattan is teaching Flames rookie Keegan Kanzig the ropes. Kanzig looks like he will have value in the year's to come in the penalty minute category, but not this season.
Brian McGrattan re-signs with Flames | 07/04/2013 9:27 PM
NewsThe Calgary Flames have re-signed winger Brian McGrattan to a two-year contract worth $750,000 per season.
ImpactThe rugged enforcer was claimed off waivers by the team during the past season and GM Jay Feaster was apparently happy with what he saw. He could generate value in fantasy leagues that count penalty minutes.
| 04/20/2013 2:12 AM
NewsBrian McGrattan returned to action on Friday April 19.
Brian McGrattan suffers shoulder injury | 04/07/2013 3:11 PM
NewsBrian McGrattan suffered a shoulder injury Saturday in the second period and did not return.
ImpactMcGrattan was in a fight in the first period when he took on the Canucks Tom Sestito but left the game after playing only 4:57 minutes. He has 39 minutes in 18 games this season and has surprisingly helped out with two goals thus far. No word on the severity of the injury but consider him day-to-day.
Brian McGrattan a healthy scratch Sunday | 03/25/2013 5:20 AM
NewsBrian McGrattan was a healthy scratch on Sunday.
ImpactMcGrattan was joined in the press box by Anton Babchuk and Derek Smith. Just an FYI as no one has fantasy value.
McGrattan misconduct aimed to halt inciting | 03/05/2013 6:51 AM
NewsBrian McGrattan's ten minute misconduct Sunday was aimed to stop inciting.
ImpactMcGrattan whupped the Canucks Tom Sestito and then saluted the crowd a la Jaromir Jagr. Jagr never receives a penalty when he salutes as the referees determine that it is celebratory rather than trying to incite. The incident arose last season when Arron Asham incite the crowd with gestures after winning a fight against Jay Beagle.
Brian McGrattan picks up 15 penalty minutes | 03/04/2013 6:42 AM
NewsBrian McGrattan picked up 15 penalty minutes in his 2012-13 Calgary Flames debut Sunday.
ImpactMcGrattan got into his first altercation in 13 months as he won a convincing fight against the Canucks Tom Sestito. McGrattan was so happy that he threw up his arms to salute the crowd, a gesture that got him an extra 10 minutes from the referee in the penalty box. This is McGrattan's second go round with the Flames as he also played 34 games in the 2009-10 season compiling a goal, four points in 86 penalty minutes. McGrattan could be useful in leagues that reward penalty minutes if he manages to maintain a consistent role in the lineup.
Presence of McGrattan good for Flames goalies | 03/03/2013 12:22 PM
NewsMiikka Kiprusoff believes the acquisition of enforcer Brian McGrattan will benefit the Flames goaltenders.
Impact"We did get Grats so I think it's gonna be easier for the goalies," Kiprusoff said, referring to the fact the team would like to prevent members of the opposition from taking runs at their crease. McGrattan could be useful in leagues that reward penalty minutes if he manages to maintain a consistent role in the lineup.
Flames call up McGrattan | 03/01/2013 2:37 PM
NewsThe Calgary Flames have summoned Brian McGrattan.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactCalgary reacquired McGrattan from Nashville on Thursday. McGrattan had no points in two games with Nashville. He can average about two PIM per game, but doesn't do much offensively.
Flames trade for Brian McGrattan | 02/28/2013 2:09 PM
NewsBrian McGrattan has been reacquired by the Calgary Flames in a trade that sent minor-league defenceman Joe Piskula to Nashville.
ImpactMcGrattan played for the Flames in 2009-10. He was placed on waivers earlier this week by the Predators after playing in only two games this season.
Predators waive Brian McGrattan | 02/26/2013 1:23 PM
NewsNashville Predators waive forward Brian McGrattan.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactMcGrattan just finished a two-week conditioning stint with AHL Milwaukee. If he clears waivers, he would presumably be formally sent down to Milwaukee. McGrattan has only played in two games this season.
Nashville demotes Brian McGrattan | 02/15/2013 1:31 PM
NewsBrian McGrattan has been sent down to AHL Milwaukee for a two-week conditioning stint.
John Glennon on Twitter
ImpactMcGrattan will presumably rejoin the Predators when it's over. He's only played in two games this season, so this is just a way to keep him sharp.
Brian McGrattan a healthy scratch Sunday | 02/11/2013 11:30 AM
NewsBrian McGrattan was a healthy scratch on Sunday.
The Nashville Tennessean
ImpactHe was in the press box along with Matt Halischuk. McGrattan played in the first two games of the season but has been a healthy scratch ever since. He has value when he plays in the penalty minute category.
|10/24/2013||Cgy||Dal||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|10/22/2013||Cgy||Phx||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|2001-02||Sault Ste. Marie||OHL||26||8||7||15||-5||71||2||0||2||-||-||0.58|
|2001-02||Sault Ste. Marie||OHL||6||2||0||2||-4||20||1||0||0||-||-||0.33|
|Goals||1||4 times-last:vs. Ana||last:Mar 26||1|
|Assists||1||4 times-last:at Fla||last:Apr 4||0|
|Points||1||8 times-last:at Fla||last:Apr 4||1|
|Penalty Minutes||20||vs. Van||Dec 29||15|
|Plus/Minus||2||at Edm||Mar 22||1|
|Power Play Goals||0||76 times-last:at Van||last:Apr 13||0|
|Power Play Points||0||76 times-last:at Van||last:Apr 13||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||76 times-last:at Van||last:Apr 13||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||76 times-last:at Van||last:Apr 13||0|
|Shots||6||vs. LA||Mar 10||3|
|Assists||3||3 times-last: 2009-10 (Cgy)|
|Penalty Minutes||141||2005-06 (Ott)|
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