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Joey MacDonald
Joey MacDonald
Number: 35
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 197
Catches: Left
Born: Feb 7, 1980
Birthplace: Pictou, NS, Canada
Acquired: Signed by the Islanders as a free agent on July 5, 2007


Established new career highs in games played (49), minutes (2,792), saves (1,427) and wins (14)...Named NHL's “Third Star of the Month” for November after posting an 8-5-1 record with a 2.64 goals-against average and .916 save percentage...Started 17 consecutive games from Nov. 3-Dec. 8 and finished with an 8-8-1 record, 2.94 goals-against average and .907 save percentage...Recorded first NHL assist/point on Nov. 3 vs. Columbus...Recorded first shootout victory on Nov. 7 vs. Vancouver...Made 42 saves to record first NHL shutout on Mar. 27 at Detroit.

Appeared in two games, going 0-1-1 with a 3.00 goals-against average...Made Islanders debut on Mar. 23 at Philadelphia...Recorded career-high 45 saves on Apr. 1 vs. New Jersey.

2006-07: Split season between Detroit, Boston and Grand Rapids (AHL)...Made NHL debut on Oct. 19 at San Jose...Recorded first NHL win on Feb. 11 vs. Calgary...Set Grand Rapids’ franchise record for most career wins (70).

2005-06: Spent majority of the season with Grand Rapids (AHL), but played in one conditioning game with Toledo (ECHL)...Co-led Grand Rapids with two shutouts...Set Grand Rapids franchise record with 14th career shutout...Recorded one assist.

2004-05: Led Grand Rapids (AHL) in games played by a goaltender (66) and wins (34)...Finished fourth among AHL goaltenders in victories...Led the AHL in games played and minutes played (3,756) by a goaltender...Finished second in the AHL in total saves (1,785).

2003-04: Co-won the Hap Holmes Memorial Award (with Marc Lamothe) for being part of the team with the lowest goals-against average (1.97) in the AHL...That goals-against average is a franchise record for Grand Rapids...Recorded an AHL career-best .936 save percentage.

2002-03: Made AHL debut with Grand Rapids...Recorded an assist.

2001-02: Started the majority of the season with Toledo (ECHL)...Led team with 12 victories.

Recorded third consecutive 20-plus win season with Peterborough (OHL)...Finished fifth in the OHL with 25 victories.

1999-00: Finished fourth in the OHL with a 2.84 goals-against average and fifth with a .918 save percentage.

1998-99: Finished third among OHL rookie goaltenders and sixth overall with a .918 save percentage.

1997-98: Played with Halifax of the QMJHL.

1st NHL Game: 10/19/06 at San Jose
1st NHL Win: 2/11/07 vs. Calgary

1st NHL Shutout: 3/27/09 at Detroit

1st NHL Assist/Point: 11/3/08 vs. Columbus

Most Saves: 45, 4/1/08 vs. New Jersey

Most Consecutive Starts: 17, 11/3/08-12/8/08

Most Consecutive Wins: 3, 11/13/08-11/17/08




J. Tavares 78 33 37 6 70
K. Okposo 79 22 42 -4 64
F. Nielsen 81 20 32 1 52
B. Nelson 81 26 14 -3 40
N. Leddy 81 5 35 -9 40
A. Lee 80 15 21 -2 36
J. Bailey 81 12 20 -7 32
C. Cizikas 80 8 21 4 29
R. Strome 71 8 20 -9 28
M. Grabovski 58 9 16 3 25
T. Greiss 23 11 4 .925 2.36
J. Halak 18 13 4 .919 2.30
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