Though he does that pretty proficiently, too. The Hamilton native has settled well into the enforcer role with the Calgary Flames this season, notching the most penalty minutes on the team.
You also might remember him as the guy holding back Vancouver Canucks coach John Tortorella as he was trying to storm the Flames’ dressing room after January’s much talked about line brawl.
On Wednesday, McGrattan will join CBC Hamilton to talk about his partnership with the NHL’s substance abuse program as a mentor for other players, overcoming his own addictions while playing hockey, and taking your questions during a live audio chat.
Now is your chance to ask an NHL tough guy your burning questions about the ins and outs of the game. McGrattan will be talking live starting at 2:30 p.m. ET.
Log on to CBC Hamilton with your questions, or send them in via Twitter @CBCHamilton or by email at Hamilton@cbc.ca.