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Brian McGrattan: The Purge on Ice

The NHL playoffs will soon be upon us; the league will celebrate its most exciting phase of the season. But is there a widespread concern that the game’s decline in enforcers could undermine the season’s greatest spectacle? In the 2013 American dystopian horror movie, The Purge, a far-right political party is voted into office in response to an economic collapse. This radical...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Brian McGrattan Knocked Unconscious After Hitting Ice In AHL Fight (Video)

Ex-NHL forward Brian McGrattan was knocked unconscious after taking a powerful right-handed punch to the face and then hitting his head on the ice as he fell during a fight in Tuesday night’s AHL game between the San Diego Gulls and San Antonio Rampage. Warning: The end of the fight might be too graphic for some viewers as McGrattan lays motionless on the ice. McGrattan...
Via NESN.com
January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Former NHL Player Brian McGrattan Knocked Out During AHL Fight

Brian McGrattan’s journeyman hockey career has taken him from the minor leagues to the National Hockey League, back to the minors, back to the NHL and so on and so forth for 20 seasons. Tuesday night might have been the most painful (and scariest) night for him in all that time. Playing as a member of the AHL’s San Diego Gulls, an affiliate of the Anaheim Ducks, McGrattan...
Via The Comeback
January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

NHL tough guy McGrattan stretchered off ice after fight in minors

A scary scene unfolded in a minor-league hockey game Tuesday night, as NHL veteran Brian McGrattan was knocked unconscious and stretchered off the ice following a fight in San Antonio, Texas.McGrattan, playing for the San Diego Gulls of the American Hockey League, dropped the gloves with Daniel Maggio in the second period. The two quickly exchanged a barrage of punches before a right...
Via FOX Sports
January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

VIDEO: AHL player Brian McGrattan knocked out during fight

YouTube Warning: This video is pretty brutal.  During Tuesday’s AHL game between the San Diego Gulls and San Antonio Rampage, Brian McGrattan and Daniel Maggio squared off to fight.  After a flurry of punches, Maggio caught McGrattan with a right hand, knocking him into next Tuesday.  You’ll see pretty quickly who is who. McGrattan hit the ice face first in one of the more...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
January 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Brian McGrattan knocked out in brutal AHL fight

Brian McGrattan, a seasoned NHL fighter who know calls the AHL home, was at the center of a brutal fight with Daniel Maggio. The video doesn’t offer a perfect angle, but it’s clear Maggio knocks McGrattan out cold and McGrattan falls face-first down to the ice. Warning: Some may find this video disturbing. That’s a horrifying fall to the ice. McGrattan had to be stretchered...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Former NHL enforcer McGrattan celebrates seven years of sobriety

Although Brian McGrattan claimed his fair share of decisions when he dropped the gloves during his years in the NHL, the 34-year-old's ongoing bout with sobriety is one that he's determined to win.An enforcer of four NHL teams, the rugged McGrattan recently celebrated his seven-year anniversary of getting clean and sober - and he couldn't be happier. However all was not rosy for...
Via FOX Sports
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Canucks’ Eddie Lack Lets In Brian McGrattan’s Shot From Center Ice (Video)

The Vancouver Canucks might have ended their three-game losing streak on Saturday night with a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames, but they also left with an embarrassing story. Flames right winger Brian McGrattan scored his team’s first and only goal in the second period, when he fired a hard slap shot from center ice. The puck skipped and lifted a few inches into the air, but...
Via NESN.com
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Brian McGrattan scores from center ice on Eddie Lack

Brian McGrattan isn't exactly an offensive weapon. The enforcer entered Calgary's game against the Vancouver Canucks with just seven goals over the course of 290 games. With that in mind, it was only appropriate that he recorded an extremely unusual goal for the Flames in a losing effort against the Canucks.  Watch as he beats goaltender Eddie Lack from center ice: ...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Canucks' Eddie Lack allows goal from center ice

When it rains, it pours. Vancouver Canucks goalie Eddie Lack has an .870 save percentage since Roberto Luongo was dealt to Florida and this goal will not help Canucks fans sleep easier at night. Calgary Flames enforcer Brian McGrattan fired the puck in the Canucks zone and it somehow got by Eddie Lack. McGrattan had 7 goals in 290 games prior to this game. Brian McGrattan just scored...
Via Diehardsport
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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