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MacDonald Named Alternate Captain

Defenseman joins Okposo as Islanders alternate captain

Tuesday, 10.01.2013 / 5:20 PM / News
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MacDonald Named Alternate Captain
Defenseman joins Okposo as Islanders alternate captain

The New York Islanders announced today that Andrew MacDonald has been named an alternate captain. MacDonald joins fellow alternate captain Kyle Okposo, and team captain John Tavares.

MacDonald, 27, enters his seventh professional season and fifth full NHL season with the Islanders in 2013-14. The Judique, NS, native scored 12 points (three goals, nine assists) in 48 games last season, leading the team in average time on ice (23:31) for the second straight year and tying for third in the National Hockey League in blocked shots (123), two shy of the league lead.

The Islanders selected MacDonald in the sixth round (160th overall) of the 2006 NHL Draft. In 232 career games with the Islanders, MacDonald has 65 points (13 goals, 52 assists) with a plus-8 rating and 105 penalty minutes. In 2010-11, he led all Islanders defensemen in scoring and set a career high with 27 points (four goals, 23 assists) and a plus-9 rating in 60 games.

MacDonald played parts of four seasons with the Islanders’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. In 114 career AHL games, he scored 46 points (13 goals, 33 assists). The 6’1, 190-pound defenseman also spent parts of one season in the ECHL, scoring 12 points (one goal, 11 assists) in 37 games with the Utah Grizzlies in 2007-08.

Prior to his professional career, MacDonald played two seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with the Moncton Wildcats, totaling 104 points (20 goals, 84 assists) in 133 games. He helped Moncton win the President Cup, awarded to the QMJHL Champion, in 2006.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 63 41 17 5 171 139 87
2 NYR 62 39 17 6 196 153 84
3 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
4 TBL 64 38 20 6 210 171 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 64 34 20 10 188 159 78
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 63 28 22 13 154 178 69
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 62 26 32 4 160 196 56
14 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
15 TOR 63 25 33 5 170 193 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 64 30 35 4 65
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 64 14 27 22 41
B. Nelson 64 17 19 7 36
F. Nielsen 64 11 25 12 36
A. Lee 58 20 13 13 33
J. Bailey 52 12 19 10 31
J. Boychuk 54 7 23 16 30
N. Leddy 64 8 18 15 26
T. Hamonic 54 4 21 15 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 33 13 0 .911 2.46
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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