How things can change in one year. Last July, we were talking about Ty Rattie being a breakout candidate on Connor McDavid’s wing. Fast forward a year and Rattie is headed to the KHL.

According to Igor Eronko, Rattie has inked a one-year deal with Lokomotiv, where he’ll play for former Oilers player/coach/general manager/general everything guy Craig MacTavish.

The former second-round pick signed with the Oilers after bouncing back and forth on waivers between St. Louis and Carolina during the 2016-17 season. Rattie played well in the AHL, earned a late-season call-up, and played very well alongside McDavid during the final stretch of the 2017-18 campaign.

Because of that, Rattie was pencilled in as McDavid’s winger heading into 2018-19. An injury early in the season put a wrench in things for McRattie and Alex Chiasson would end up stealing his The Answer belt while Rattie struggled to get consistent playing time. All told, Rattie would score 11 points in 50 games.

I always thought there was an NHL player in Rattie, who tore up both the WHL and the AHL, but he just wasn’t able to put it together.