Colin McDonald

Colin McDonald

Hometown:

Wethersfield Connecticut

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1984-09-30

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2003

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

2nd round (51st overall), 2003

Weight:

203 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2002-03: Played for the New England Coyotes of the EJHL Led the EJHL in scoring in with 58 points (28 goals, 30 assists) Earned EJHL Offensive Player of the Year Award and league MVP honors and was also named the MVP of the Top Prospects Tournament in 2002. Earned Hockey Night In Boston Junior Player of the Year.

McDonald Interview July 2003: http://www.hockeysfuture.com/article.php?sid=6180&mode=threaded&order=0

2003-04: Selected to the U.S. National Junior Team Evaluation Camp (August 2003) but did not make WJC team.  Named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team.

2004-05: His sophomore season with the Friars was interrupted by a knee injury but before that occurred he was a point per game player and the go-to guy in Providence’s line up. Upon his return, Providence experienced a late season run after not winning a game in his absence. In the playoffs, McDonald played center.

2005-06: Statistically his best college year, new head coach Tim Army allowed the club to open up more offensively which played to McDonald’s strengths.  Appeared at Edmonton’s prospect camp in the middle of June.

2006-07: In his final season with Providence College, McDonald tallied 13 goals and 17 points in 36 games. He finished with 43 goals and 77 points in 135 games as a Friar.

July 2007 Audio Interview

2007-08: This marked McDonald’s first season of professional hockey, which he spent with the Springfield Falcons (AHL). In 73 games, he recorded 12 goals and 23 points, along with 46 minutes in penalties.

Talent Analysis

McDonald has good physical skills and a deadly accurate shot but he needs to get himself into better position to use the shot more effectively. He is strong and aggressive down low and in the corners, goes hard to the net and brings a positive work ethic and energy to the table.  However, he wasn’t supposed to be an energy player as a pro, he’s supposed to be a scorer.  Another high character person, well-spoken and charismatic personality; very Jarret Stoll-like.

Future
A critical year coming up for McDonald as it’s the last of his entry-level contract. He was a jack-of-all-trades for the Falcons last season but has to establish himself as a top-six player in the AHL this year.  


Updated Player Rankings for the Kings

by Tony Calfo
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With a hot start, Alexander Frolov has jumped to the Hockey’s Future #1 Kings’ prospect position. While Lehoux and Aulin have both shot out of the gate with great starts, it appears that Frolov may be something special.

Other movement included returns to the top 10 for Jason Crain and Alexey Volkov, both of whom seem to be returning to top prospect form. Parros, Clarke and Olynick have also climbed.

Jaroslav Bendar has also moved into the “graduated” section.

Feel free to offer any feedback.

The ECHL Report

by Ron Valerino
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ECHL REPORT

PLAYER OF THE WEEK : New Orleans left wing J.F. Houle
The 5-9 and 205-pound Houle set team records with five assists and seven points in the Brass’ 8-0 win over Pensacola on Thursday. The seven points are a season high for the ECHL while the five assists tied the ECHL season high. Houle added a goal and an assist in New Orleans’ 3-2 win at Jackson on Saturday. The Brass are 5-1-0 with Houle in the lineup. Houle leads New Orleans with nine assists and is second on the team with 13 points and four goals in six games. On behalf of J.F. Houle, a case of pucks will be donated to the New Orleans area youth hockey organization by InGlasco, the official puck supplier of the ECHL.

GOALIE OF THE WEEK : South Carolina’s Jody Lehman
Lehman was 2-0-0 with a 0.50 goals against average and a .980 save percentage in two games last week. He opened the week with 20 saves in a 2-0 win against Pee Dee and then made 29 saves in a 4-1 win over Augusta on Saturday, helping the Stingrays win their season-best fourth game in a row. Lehman is 3-0-1 with a 1.22 goals against average and a .958 save percentage in his last five games, and 5-2-2 with a 2.04 goals against average and a .930 save percentage in nine games.

NORTHERN CONFERENCE NOTES :

WHEELING : On Wednesday the Nailers traveled to Johnstown for their second road game of the season after opening the season in Atlantic City on October 12. Having lost in Atlantic City, the Nailers entered this game in search of their first road win of the season. Johnstown Read more»

Calder Corner for the week ending Nov 4th

by HF Staff
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The Calder Corner

ATL

Heatley: 4 Games, 2 Goals (3, 4) 1 Assist
Kovalchuk: 3 Games, 1 Goal (7), 1 Assist

BUF
Hamel: 3 Games, 1 Assist

CAL
Clark: 2 Games, 1 Goal

CHI
Bell: 4 Games, 1 Goal (3), 4 Assists

COL
Willsie: 3 Games, 2 Goals (2,3)

Detroit Red Wings
Datsyuk: 4 Games, 1st NHL Goal, 1 Assist
Kuznetsov: 4 Games, 1 Assist

Florida Panthers
Huselius: 3 Games, 4 Goals (6,7,8,9)
Ference: 3 Games, 2 Assists

Los Angeles Kings
Bednar: 1 Game, 1 Assist

Minnesota Wild
Schultz: 4 Games, 1 Assist Read more»

Ducks Junior Prospects Making a Statement

by Jamie Randolph
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The Anaheim mighty ducks have had several top prospects in there system, but not many have played in the CHL, most have been europeans or college players. Chad Kilger was the only first round pick that the ducks selected from the junior ranks (maybe that’s why they haven’t tryed again). In this years entry draft the ducks selected several players from CHL, they did not howevever draft one in the first round but got one in the second, one in the third, one in the fifth,, and one in the ninth. Every junior player the ducks selected this year are averaging just around a point per game, all these players are making a statement “they were underated”.

Rnd/pos
Mark Popovic: 2/35
St. Mikes Majors (OHL)
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14-3-10-13-22

Mark had a great training camp but was sent down to further develop his skills. Mark was injured early in the season but is now healthy and back to leading his team with his great leadership and two way play.

Joel Stepp: 3/69
Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
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19-8-12-20-23

Stepp reminds me a lot of John Madden but with better offensive potential. Stepp is a very physical forward with great skills, Stepp has the potential all he has to do is keep progressing.

Joel Perrault>: 5/137
Baie-Comeau Drakkar (QMJHL)
Gp-G-A-Pts-Pim
19-6-20-26-40
Read more»

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