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.  


Finnish prospects update

by Mikko Vuori
on

If you think someone is missing, feel free to ask for them to be added to update.

Stats: position, name, games, goals, assists, points, plus/minus andpenalty minutes

W Teemu Elomo 30 1+ 6= 7 +4 34

Dallas 1997 pick, speedy winger Teemu Elomo
has had problems with scoring. Only
one goal in 30 games in not what coach
Jortikka is expenting from him.

D Ray Giroux 22 3+ 9=12 +1 34

Inlanders’ Ray Giroux started season in IFK
Helsinki. He suffered from wrist injury,
and was not able to play as well as can.
Giroux plays now for AIK in Sweden.

W Niklas Hagman 30 15+ 6=21 -2 24

Florida procpect Hagman uses his speed
and good shot to score. He is still quite one
dimensional player.

W Jukka Hentunen 30 9+14=23 +3 18

Calgary 2000 6th round pick Hentunen
had a slow star with Jokerit, but
after great performance in Finnish national team
he started to score also in SM-liiga.

F Mikael Holmqvist 27 2+ 3= 5 0 8

Holmqvist was not able to practis at summer
because of a injury. He hasn’t been able
to take a step to next level with his game.

W Hannes Hyvönen 30 9+ 6=15 +1 20

Sharks late round pick Hannen Hyvönen
has started to play hockey instead
of taking bad penalties. He could
reach 20 goals.

C Niko Kapanen 30 4+12=16 1 10 Read more»

IHL Stats

by Andrew Bourgeois
on

Here is a quick look at last nights IHL action with game recaps and league stats.


SATURDAY DECEMBER 11, 2000

Cincinnati Cyclones    7
Cleveland Lumberjacks  4

Brad Defauw scored two power-play goals and assisted on another to lead the Cincinnati Cyclones to a 7-4 victory over the Cleveland Lumberjacks. Defauw’s tally at 19:14 of the second period was the first of four unanswered goals scored by Cincinnati, which overcame a 4-3 deficit to win its second game in as many days. Ian MacNeil, who scored twice in the Cyclones 3-1 triumph over Houston on Friday, collected a shorthanded goal at 4:41 of the third period to snap a 4-4 tie. Stefan Ustorf had a goal and two assists and Corey Hirsch made 34 saves for the Cyclones. Brian Bonin scored twice in the second period for Cleveland. Zac Bierk, who entered the game with the second-best goals against average in the league at 2.43, was scored upon six times for the Lumberjacks, who fell to 10-4 at home.


Milwaukee admirals   1
Kansas City Blades   3
Greg Hawgood and Vadim Sharifijanov scored three minutes apart in the first period to lead the Kansas City Blades past the Milwaukee Admirals, 3-1. Hawgood, who joined Kansas City on December 6 after clearing waivers, gave the Blades a 1-0 lead 4:33 into the first period off a feed from Josh Holden. Sharifijanov tallied his fifth goal of the season on the power play three minutes later and Ryan Ready capped the scoring with 5:35 remaining in the third. Steve Kariya added a pair of assists and Alfie Michaud stopped 1 Read more»

Players Taking Their Game To The Next Level..

by pbadmin
on

5 2001 Draft Eligible Players that have stepped up their play, and at the right time.

Kingston’s Cory Stillman
Plymouth’s Cole Jarrett
Guelph’s Colt King
Sudbury’s Drew Kivell Read more»

OHL Announces Performers of the Month

by Brad Coccimiglio
on
On December 1st the Ontario Hockey League announced their Performers of
the Month for the month of November.

Player of The Month–Mike Zigomanis, Kingston Frontenacs

Zigomanis had a very strong month in November. He posted 13 goals and
23 points in 12 November games. Zigomanis led the Frontenacs to a 7-4-1
record in November to help catapult them into top spot in the OHL’s East
Division.

Zigomanis, who was the OHL’s Most Sportsmanlike Player in the 1999-2000
season, was named the OHL’s Player of the Week on November 20. This
season marks the third consecutive season that Zigomanis has been named
the Player of the Month in the month of November. Zigomanis leads the
Frontenacs in scoring with 21 goals and 38 points in 27 games in the
first 2 months of the season.

Rookie of the Month–Rick Nash, London Knights

London Knights left winger Rick Nash posted 7 goals and 15 points in 12
November games en route to being named the OHL’s Rookie of the Month.

Nash was the Knights first round pick (4th overall) in the 2000 OHL
Priority Selection.

Nash, 16, is second among OHL rookies in scoring with 13 goals and 18
assists, good for 31 points in 26 games with the knights. Nash scored
his first OHL hat trick against the Mississauga IceDogs on November 17.

Nash, a Brampton native, will also be a part of Team Ontario at the
Under-17 tournament.

Goaltender of the Month–Adam Munro, Erie Otters

Adam Munro of Erie went undefeated in the month of November posti Read more»

The Weekend Warrior

by Randy Nicholson
on

Another in a series of weekly articles summarizing activity in Leafland during the previous 7 days – with some personal observations, commentary, prospect updates and fun thrown in for good measure.

Fanatical behavior: Just for the record, I heartily agree that the play of Ukrainian forward Dimitri Khristich has been routinely poor (and often bordering on pathetic) throughout the 2000/2001 campaign … that said, I will never understand the habit of booing a specific player each time he touches the puck – a strategy recently resumed by the faithful down at the ACC … as if that sort of treatment could possibly produce anything positive … does this action mean that the fans no longer support this particular Maple Leafs’ player and don’t want him to accomplish anything … the problem with this approach is that any attempt to mess up Khristich (who is still a part of the home side) is counter-productive when practiced by the team’s supposedly loyal supporters … the last Leaf to attract this sort of treatment was defender Larry Murphy and he was eventually dispatched to Detroit for purely humanitarian reasons in 1997 … if I’m not mistaken, Murphy has played a significant role on 2 Stanley Cup winners since that deal was made … no one is saying that we don’t have a right to express displeasure at what we see on the ice from time to time but this sort of treatment just seems cruel and pointless to me … after all, the Leafs really haven’t made too many missteps with their various personnel moves under the current regime …

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