Fighting skills of Brian McGrattan in the 2016-2017 EIHL

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Oct 2, 2017 10:19 ET
76This was Brian McGrattan's last season of professional hockey. The big man chose to leave North America as he signed with the Nottingham Panthers of the EIHL. In his final season, McGrattan performed very well both statistically and in the fisticuffs department. McGrattan scored 12 goals and had 19 points in 47 games while also fighting 6 times. He went undefeated and I have his record at 4-0-2. McGrattan edged tough Jay Rosehill in a toe-to-toe scrap and Rosehill was one of the toughest heavyweights in the league. His other wins included edging massive heavyweight Garret Klotz as well as beating another heavyweight Eric Neilson and edging tough old veteran defenseman Jim Vandermeer. McGrattan drew with Rosehill in their first fight where they fell down immediately, and surprisingly he also drew smaller light-heavyweight Guillaume Desbiens who McGrattan should have beaten. Even though he wasn't very active, it was clear that McGrattan was one of the best fighters in the EIHL even at the age of 35. After winning the IIHF Continental Cup with Nottingham, McGrattan elected to retire at the end of the season. He would join the player development staff with his former team the Calgary Flames in the role of player assistance, working with the Flames' prospects.

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