Anaheim Ducks Hop in the Wabac Machine to Sign Enforcer Brian McGrattan


The Ducks are going to party like its 1979!

When the offseason started, Anaheim Ducks fans could agree on a few things.

1. The Ducks need to get faster on the wings.

2. Anaheim is still one piece away from being a Stanley Cup contender, preferably a left wing sniper on the Ryan GetzlafCorey Perry line.

3. The Anaheim Ducks just are not tough enough.

Wait – how did number three get on there?  I don’t remember anyone on Twitter lamenting Anaheim’s lack of physical play.

Apparently, the Ducks’ front office disagrees, as the team has signed 33 year-old Brian McGrattan to a one-year deal.

Enforcers are coming back, baby!

McGrattan has played a total of 317 career games in the NHL, having skated with the Ottawa Senators, Arizona Coyotes, Nashville Predators and most recently the Calgary Flames.  McGrattan even spent some time in Anaheim, sort of – he played 20 games in the AHL with Anaheim’s affiliate at the time, the Syracuse Crunch.  Career totals?  Ten goals, 17 assists, a -11 rating, and 609 penalty minutes accrued.

I would ask the question, “What the hell are the Anaheim Ducks thinking?” but let’s be serious: McGrattan is going to spend the majority of his time with the Ducks organization playing with the San Diego Gulls.

If you want to watch a player from an era that has all but died out, then, get yourself some tickets to the Gulls games!