Aug 3, 2022

San Jose, CA – The San Jose Barracuda (@SJBarracuda), proud American Hockey League (@TheAHL) affiliate of the San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks), and general manager Joe Will announced today the team has signed forward Patrick McGrath. Per club policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

In 2021-22, McGrath, 29, appeared in 26 games with the AHL’s Utica Comets, totaling 67 penalty minutes. Additionally, he skated in three games with ECHL’s Adirondack Thunder, picking up one assist.

Over his nine-year professional career, the 5-foot-10, 201-pound winger has appeared in 132 games in the AHL with the Wilkes-Barre Penguins, Iowa Wild, Rochester Americans and Comets, scoring nine points (four goals, five assists), while collecting 440 penalty minutes. The Wilkes-Barre, PA, native has also skated in 165 games in the ECHL with the Wheeling Nailers, Utah Grizzlies, Indy Fuel, and Thunder, picking up 16 points (seven goals, nine assists) and 645 penalty minutes.

Prior to turning pro, McGrath spent parts of two seasons with the Prince Edward Island Rocket of the QMJHL, leading the league in penalty minutes in 2012-13 (171).

2022 Rookie Faceoff 

The Sharks are hosting the 2022 Rookie Faceoff at Tech CU Arena and Sharks Ice at San Jose from Sept. 16-19, 2022 and includes four teams from the Pacific Division (Anaheim, Los Angeles, San Jose and Vegas) and two from the Central Division (Arizona and Colorado). The tournament, which features the top prospects from each participating club, was held in Arizona in 2021, Anaheim in 2019 and Las Vegas in 2018. This past tournament featured several Sharks and Barracuda players including Jasper Weatherby, Ryan MerkleySanteri Hatakka, and Artemi Kniazev. For more information about the Rookie Faceoff, tournament passes, scheduling and more, click here

About Tech CU Arena   

Tech CU Arena is a state-of-the-art, 4,200-seat arena located in San Jose. It is the home of San Jose Barracuda. Tech CU Arena is a partnership between Sharks Sports & Entertainment and Technology Credit Union, a full-service, federally insured not-for-profit credit union headquartered in the heart of San Jose. With more than 155,000 members, Tech CU provides a wide array of financial products and services, including personal banking, financial management, private banking, commercial lending, and business banking. Learn more at   


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