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LONG ISLAND-BOUND: Andrew MacDonald

Wednesday, 08.1.2007 / 2:52 PM ET / News
By Jason Lockhart  - Website/Publications Coordinator
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LONG ISLAND-BOUND: Andrew MacDonald
A weekly look at an Islanders' top prospect


ANDREW MacDONALD
Defense
Height: 6-0     
Weight: 186     
Shoots: Left
Born: September 7, 1986 – Judique, Nova Scotia  
2006-07 Team: Moncton (QMJHL)
Acquired: Selected in the sixth round (160th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
 

Andrew MacDonald
2006-07 Overview

MacDonald had a standout final season with Moncton of the QMJHL. As one of the  alternate captains, MacDonald finished second on the team’s defense corps and eighth in the league with 58 points, including 44 assists, in 65 games. MacDonald’s outstanding effort during the regular season earned him QMJHL First Team Honors.

In the postseason, Moncton was upset in the first round by Halifax in seven games. MacDonald led the offensive charge from the blueline, compiling a goal and five assists as well as a +4 rating.

Following his final game at the junior level, MacDonald skated in three games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers for his first taste of pro hockey during the regular season.

Prior to the start of last season, head coach Ted Nolan had enough confidence in MacDonald to play him in an exhibition game against Boston at the Moncton Coliseum. MacDonald and the Islanders coaching staff, who had previously coached Moncton, were greeted to a stirring ovation from the hometown crowd. MacDonald earned an assist in the game on a perfect head-manned feed to Shawn Bates.



What They're Saying...
Assistant GM/Director of Amateur Scouting, Ryan Jankowski: "Andrew is what we call a late developer, which in the end makes no difference once a player reaches the highest level. He has taken large strides in the last two years of hockey and his game has improved each step of the way."



Before He Was an Islander
MacDonald spent the past two seasons playing for Moncton. During the 2005-06 season, he played under Nolan, who was a major influence behind MacDonald being drafted by the Islanders in 2006. MacDonald placed third on the team among defensemen with 46 points, including 40 assists and was a +22 in 68 games in his first season with Moncton.

That same season, MacDonald was part of a Moncton team that won the Presidents Cup as the playoff champions of the QMJHL. Moncton then went all the way to the Memorial Cup Championship before losing to Quebec, whom they had defeated in the finals of the Presidents Cup. MacDonald ranked second on the team’s defense and sixth in the league with 13 playoff points in 21 games. He finished the postseason with a +9 rating.


What's Next?
After signing with the Islanders in the off-season, MacDonald, along with fellow Islanders draft pick Dustin Kohn, is expected to join the Bridgeport blueline for his first full season with the Sound Tigers,

"Coming into pro hockey Andrew still has to add strength and weight while adjusting to the next level of hockey," said Jankowski. "Andrew does the finer points of the game very well which will ease his transition to pro hockey."


Newyorkislanders.com PROJECTion
Considering MacDonald was a late bloomer, not until recently was he pegged as a potential NHLer. MacDonald has strong skating skills and an effective first-pass, which could make him an offensive up-side on the blueline in the NHL one day.

If he can develop the physical part of his game, he has the potential for being a top-six NHL defenseman with a place on the power play, after a few productive seasons in the AHL.


Stats

Career Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP G A P PIM
2003-2004 Truro   MJAHL   50 8 20 28 43
2004-2005 Truro   MJAHL   56 11 22 33 60
2005-2006 Moncton  QMJHL   68 6 40 46 62
2006-2007 Moncton  QMJHL  65 14 44 58 81
2006-2007 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 3 0 0 0 0
 
Career Playoff Stats
Season Team GP G A P PIM
2003-2004 Truro   MJAHL   10 0 0 0  
2004-2005 Truro   MJAHL   17 6 7 13  
2005-2006 Moncton  QMJHL   21 2 11 13 10
2006-2007 Moncton  QMJHL  7 7 5 6 4



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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

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2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 11 6 5 -3 11
K. Okposo 11 2 6 -3 8
F. Nielsen 11 3 3 -3 6
B. Nelson 11 1 4 -5 5
T. Hickey 11 1 4 -5 5
A. Quine 10 1 4 -1 5
S. Prince 11 3 1 -1 4
R. Strome 8 1 3 1 4
N. Leddy 11 1 3 1 4
N. Kulemin 11 1 3 -5 4
 
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T. Greiss 5 6 2 .923 2.46
J. Berube 0 0 0 1.000 0.00
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