Tag: AHL

January 30, 2019 Off

Dylan McIlrath is Finally Home with the Grand Rapids Griffins

By Rachel Anderson

Grand Rapids can boast being an integral part of numerous now-NHL players’ stories. As the primary affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings, the Griffins and their fans have the honor of being considered home by many elite skaters. The trials of the players are often overlooked and reduced to their on-ice stats. How many goals they score become more important than them as people. Their struggles, endless travel, and sometimes never really having a place to call home doesn’t show on paper at the end of 60 minutes.