30-Year-Old Right Wing – New York Islanders
Colin McDonald Contract Information:
Signed a two-year contract extension with the Islanders in March of 2013.
McDonald cleared waivers Thursday, Tim Wharnsby of CBC reports.
To instantly reveal our fantasy analysis of every player – including Colin McDonald – simply subscribe now.
Age is determined on October 1st of each season.No Yes
|Dec 15||NJ||Did Not Play|
|Dec 13||CHI||Did Not Play|
|Dec 11||at STL||Did Not Play|
|Dec 9||at MIN||Did Not Play|
|Dec 6||STL||Did Not Play|
|Dec 4||at OTT||Did Not Play|
|Dec 2||OTT||Did Not Play|
|Nov 29||NJ||Did Not Play|
|Nov 28||at WAS||Did Not Play|
|Nov 26||WAS||Did Not Play|
|Nov 24||PHI||Did Not Play|
|Nov 22||PIT||Did Not Play|
|Nov 21||at PIT||Did Not Play|
|Nov 18||TB||Did Not Play|
|Nov 15||at TB||Did Not Play|
|Nov 14||at FLA||Did Not Play|
|Nov 11||COL||Did Not Play|
|Nov 8||at ARI||Did Not Play|
|Nov 6||at LA||Did Not Play|
|Nov 5||at ANH||Did Not Play|
|Nov 1||at SJ||Did Not Play|
|Oct 30||at COL||Did Not Play|
|Oct 28||WPG||Did Not Play|
|Oct 25||DAL||Did Not Play|
|Oct 23||at BOS||Did Not Play|
|View Colin McDonald's Full Game Log|
|Oct 18||at PIT||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||2||0||10:53||0:04|
|Oct 16||SJ||Did Not Play|
|Oct 14||at NYR||Did Not Play|
|Oct 11||CAR||Did Not Play|
|Oct 10||at CAR||Did Not Play|
Colin McDonald: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
McDonald was a pleasant surprise for the Islanders last season, netting seven goals and 17 points in 45 games. If he can continue to post those kinds of numbers this season, he could find himself on the second power-play unit at a minimum, and eventually even challenge Travis Hamonic for his spot on the top unit.
McDonald was in the Penguins organization last year and joins the Islanders where he should have a better chance to crack the starting lineup. He's been solid in the AHL the last two years with 107 points over 148 games. He will need a strong camp to make the team but should have as good a chance as any other bottom six forward.
The 27-year-old McDonald never scored more than 12 goals in the AHL before potting 42 in 80 games with Oklahoma City in 2010-11. Even so, the Oilers decided to cut ties with their No. 2, 2003 draft choice after the season. There's a chance he wows the team at training camp, but most likely he'll serve as a depth forward who could come up to Pittsburgh for brief stint during the season.
McDonald, a former second-rounder, will likely continue to play in the AHL this season. He still has some offensive potential, but that could be still a year or two away.
Only scored one point on the top line for the Springfield Falcons of the AHL. At this point he will need at least another season in the AHL.
McDonald has a decent skill set, but unfortunately there are more talented forwards in the organization. He defintely needs more time to develop, so expect him to play out the season in the AHL.
McDonald is expected to return to Providence College in Fall, 2006.
McDonald has some skill offensively, and he's not afraid to crash the net or the boards. He'll call Providence of the NCAA home again this year, so don't expect to see him in the NHL just yet.