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.  


Steve won’t get Passed by Anymore

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When Steve Passmore, the native of Thunder Bay Ontario, was drafted he was considered a longshot prospect at the time. He was selected in the ninth round by the Quebec Nordiques, 196th overall, in the 1992 entry draft. His size and lack of technique had been his downfall throughut his junior career. Despite his lack of size and technique, however, Passmore played spectacular and was named a first team All-Star in the WHL the next two seasons (1992-93, 1993-94). In the 1993-94 campaign he led his Kamloops Blazers team to the Memorial Cup. Before ever playing in an NHL game Passmore was involved in a trade deadline deal on March 21st, 1994 which saw Brad Werenka go to Quebec from Edmonton. Passmore was now Edmonton Oiler property, but still the consensus was he would need grooming in the AHL.
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2000 Draft Profiles from the OHL (PART 1 of 2)

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Hockey will begin a new era next year and what better way to bring in a new millenium
than with a fresh young group of talented players, especially from the OHL. The OHL is
represented very strongly in the 2000 draft. The OHL has a mix of fine young defenseman to go
along with some outstanding forwards. Here is a profile on the top youngsters from the OHL
looking to make it big in the 2000 NHL draft.


BRAD BOYES


Height/Weight: 6’0 168

Position: Center

Birthdate: April 17, 1982
Mississauga, Ontario

Current stats: 54 points in 51 games in Erie

  • Member of Ontario U-17 team
  • Had 77 points in 44 games with Mississauga Bantams

    HF Comments: Erie Otter’s young sniper Brad Boyes is currently having a fantastic season with the
    Otters as a 16 year old, and has also earned himself a spot on Ontario’s Under 17 team. His
    excellent vision and ability to make a play out of anything has made him one of the most
    dangerous players in the OHL in the offensive zone. Sounds too good to be true? Boyes has some
    weaknesses simply because of his inexperience. His skating will need to improve in order for him
    to dominate on both ends of the ice. The native of Mississauga has already been mentioned as a
    ‘magician with the puck.’


    NIKITA ALEXEEV

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  • The AJHL 2000 Draft Center

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    Players eligible for the 2000 Draft currently in the AJHL:


    PLAYER TEAM D.O.B. HT. WT. POS. S GP G A PTS PIM
    MATTHEW HUNTER Bonnyville 08-Feb-82 5'10" 160 F L 48 12 14 26 25

    Just now coming into form. Was a large reason why Bonnyville surged to
    make the playoffs in the last month of the season. Had several multiple
    goal and multiple point games over the final few weeks of the year. Not
    property of any WHL club and may have to go the Dany Heatly/Krys Kolanos
    route. That is, continue on in the AJHL and hope you get noticed by the
    scouts. (Heatly and Kolanos are rated 103 and 105 respectively in the
    ’99 draft).


    ALTON JACKSON Bonnyville 05-Aug-82 6' 1" 192 D R 40 5 14 19 64

    Property of Medicine Hat Tigers. Ninth round selection in the Bantam
    Draft, but may turn out to be a steal. He put up a fair number of points
    this year with the Pontiacs given his age and limited ice time. If he
    can grow another couple inches I see him making an impact in the future.
    Could be a late round steal in the 2000 Draft.


    ADRIAN FOSTER Calgary C 15-Jan-82 6' 1" 200 C L 18 15 17 32 18

    Property of the Saskatoon Blades. Did not play often for the Canucks but
    put up huge numbers when he did. He’ll need to have a big season next Read more»

    Flyers Swept by Blackhawks

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    The Thunder Bay Flyers dropped both games in a crucial weekend homestand against the Waterloo Blackhawks. Two wins would have more or less guaranteed a playoff spot. Now the Flyers need to upset either the USA Under 18 or the Omaha Lancers in the final two series of the year. Despite the largest crowd of the at 2,704 the Flyers played uninspirted Saturday afternoon and dropped the game by a score of 2-1. The Flyers came out flat every period and only played about 20 minutes of the game. Thunder Bay Midget King Affiliate Tyler Bruno scored the Flyers only goal. Corey Macheran made 28 saves in the Flyers net. Sunday afternoon was almost identical to Saturday with the Flyers coming up with a poor effort. The Flyers once again lost by a score of 2-1 despite a great game from Corey Macheran. Defenceman Mike Tilson scored the lone Thunder Bay marker. Waterloo swept the season series with four victories. Thunder Bay was without All-star defenceman Arron MacKenzie who broke a knuckle early in Saturday’s game.

    Montreal Canadiens Top junior Prospects Update

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    POS HT WT AGE DRAFTED
    Jose Theodore G 5-10 180 20 D-Mtl94 (2/44)

    GP W L T Avg Sv%
    98-99 Stats 16 9 6 1 2.22 .993 (AHL)
    98-99 Stats 13 3 10 0 3.35 .887 (NHL)

    #1 Strength- Winner’s attitude.
    #1 Weakness- Inconsistency.
    With the trade of Thibeault and the arrival of Hackett, Theodore was surprised and angered by his demotion to Fredericton. The main reason for his demotion was his inconsistent play. He has recently come to accept his demotion and is playing exceptionally well. He was just named the AHL’s player of the week and is proving himself too good for the AHL. Fredericton will go as far in the playoffs as Theodore (and his reputation as a good pressure goaltender) takes them.

    He continued his stellar play this last week by going 2-1, with a GAA of 2.00. he stopped 34 shots in a 3-2 overtime loss to St. John’s, did not play in a 5-4 loss in the rematch with St. John’s, stopped 33 shots in a 5-2 win over St. John, and stopped 21 shots in a 2-1 win over St. John’s.(Week ending 2/28/99)

    Projection at NHL level- Star.
    Current Stock Status- On the rise.

    POS HT WT AGE DRAFTED
    Mathieu Garon G 6-1 175 21 D-Mtl96(2/44)

    GP W L T AVG Sav%
    98-99 Stats 34 10 21 1 3.21 .897 (AHL)

    #1 Strength- Lateral Movement.
    #1 Weakness- Goes down too early. Read more»