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Born August 25, 1977 (1977-08-25) (age 32),
Strathroy, Ontario
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)
Position Centre/winger
Shoots Left
NHL team
F. teams
St. Louis Blues
Anaheim Ducks
Ntl. team  Canada
NHL Draft Undrafted
Career 2000 – present

Andy McDonald (born August 25, 1977 in Strathroy, Ontario) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre and winger currently playing for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Contents

Playing career

Andy was first coached by his father, who originally placed him on the blueline, but moved him to forward when it became evident he'd be too small to make a career as a defenceman.[1] He played in the Strathroy & District Minor Hockey Association and moved onto the Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs Triple A team.

Andy played Junior B hockey for the Strathroy Rockets. In 1994–1995, he was named the Rockets Most Valuable Player and had the best plus-minus as a forward. From the OHA he received Eastern Division MVP, League MVP, and the OHA Player of the Year. In 1995–1996, he again had the best plus-minus as a forward, was Rocket Player of the Year, MVP, and Playoff MVP. He also received the Eastern Division MVP, League MVP, and League Player of the Year that season. In the playoffs Andy scored the game winning goal in overtime of game six against the Aylmer Aces that gave the Rockets a huge upset win and their first playoff series win in 19 years.

After being spotted playing in the Western Ontario Junior Hockey League by Stan Moore and Chris Wells, Andy spent four years with a full scholarship at Colgate University alongside fellow Strathroy native Darryl Campbell, the older brother of the Chicago Blackhawks' Brian Campbell. He led the Division I Red Raiders, culminating his career there with an ECAC scoring championship, being named the ECAC Player of the Year, being selected for the ECAC All-Star Team and was a finalist for the coveted Hobey Baker Award and an All-American. He graduated with a degree in International Relations.

He went undrafted and was signed as a free agent by Anaheim in 2000. On December 3, 2000, he scored his first NHL goal against Jamie Storr of the Los Angeles Kings.

Concussion problems plagued his first three seasons with the Ducks, and he was forced to sit and watch when the team made a run at the Stanley Cup in 2003.

On January 19, 2007, McDonald was selected to play in his first NHL All-Star game, replacing Detroit Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg who was injured. During the skills competition, McDonald won the fastest skater challenge, finishing with a time of 14.03 seconds (Mike Gartner holds the record of 13.386).

On June 4, 2007, during game four of the Stanley Cup finals against the Ottawa Senators, McDonald contributed on all 3 of the Ducks goals, scoring two goals and an assist, en route to a 3–2 victory. McDonald was named the first star of the game on the official scoresheet. He finished with five goals in the series as the Ducks won the Stanley Cup in five games.

On December 14, 2007, in order for the Anaheim Ducks to free up salary cap space for Scott Niedermayer, McDonald was traded to the St. Louis Blues for Doug Weight.

McDonald fractured his leg in a game against the Montreal Canadiens on November 16, 2008.

McDonald signed a four year extension with the Blues in February 2009.[2]

Personal

McDonald and his wife Gina celebrated the birth of their first child, Jake Gene McDonald, on October 8, 2007 at 12:50 p.m. Jake was 7 lbs., 5 oz.

Awards and achievements

  • 1998–99 – ECAC – Second Team All-Conference Team
  • 1999–00 – NCAA – East First All-America Team
  • 1999–00 – ECAC – Player of the Year
  • 1999–00 – ECAC – First Team All-Conference Team
  • 2006–07NHL – Fastest Skater (All-Star Skills Competition)
  • 2006–07 – NHL – Stanley Cup (Anaheim)

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996–97 Colgate ECAC 33 9 10 19 16
1997–98 Colgate ECAC 35 13 19 32 26
1998–99 Colgate ECAC 35 20 26 46 42
1999–00 Colgate ECAC 34 25 33 58 49
2000–01 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 16 1 0 1 6
2000–01 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 46 15 25 40 21 3 0 1 1 2
2001–02 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 53 7 21 28 10
2001–02 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 21 7 25 32 6
2002–03 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 46 10 11 21 14
2003–04 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 79 9 21 30 24
2004–05 ERC Ingolstadt DEL 36 13 17 30 26 10 5 2 7 35
2005–06 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 82 34 51 85 32 16 2 7 9 10
2006–07 Anaheim Ducks NHL 82 27 51 78 46 21 10 4 14 10
2007–08 Anaheim Ducks NHL 33 4 12 16 30
2007–08 St. Louis Blues NHL 49 14 22 36 32
2008–09 St. Louis Blues NHL 46 15 29 44 24 4 1 3 4 0
AHL totals 67 22 50 72 27 3 0 1 1 2
NHL totals 486 121 218 339 218 41 13 14 27 20

International play

  • McDonald represented Team Canada at the 2002 World Championships in Sweden, where he led the team in goals and points.

References

External links

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Andy McDonald
Born August 25, 1977 (1977-08-25) (age 33),
Strathroy, ON, CAN
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)
Position Centre/winger
Shoots Left
NHL team
F. teams
St. Louis Blues
Anaheim Ducks
Ntl. team  Canada
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2000–present

Andy McDonald (born August 25, 1977) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre and winger currently playing for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Contents

Playing career

McDonald was first coached by his father, who originally had him play defence, but moved him to forward when it became evident he would be too small to make a career as a defenceman.[1] He played in the Strathroy & District Minor Hockey Association and moved onto the Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs AAA team.

Andy played Junior B hockey for the Strathroy Rockets. In 1994–1995, he was named the Rockets Most Valuable Player and had the best plus-minus as a forward. From the OHA he received Eastern Division MVP, League MVP, and the OHA Player of the Year. In 1995–1996, he again had the best plus-minus as a forward, was Rocket Player of the Year, MVP, and Playoff MVP. He also received the Eastern Division MVP, League MVP, and League Player of the Year that season. In the playoffs Andy scored the game winning goal in overtime of game six against the Aylmer Aces that gave the Rockets a huge upset win and their first playoff series win in 19 years.

After being spotted playing in the Western Ontario Junior Hockey League by Stan Moore and Chris Wells, Andy spent four years with a full scholarship at Colgate University alongside fellow Strathroy native Darryl Campbell, the older brother of the Chicago Blackhawks' Brian Campbell.[2] He led the Division I Red Raiders, culminating his career there with an ECAC scoring championship, being named the ECAC Player of the Year, being selected for the ECAC All-Star Team and was a finalist for the coveted Hobey Baker Award and an All-American. He graduated with a degree in International Relations.

He went undrafted and was signed as a free agent by Anaheim in 2000. On December 3, 2000, he scored his first NHL goal against Jamie Storr of the Los Angeles Kings.

Concussion problems plagued his first three seasons with the Ducks, and he was forced to sit and watch when the team made a run at the Stanley Cup in 2003.

On January 19, 2007, McDonald was selected to play in his first NHL All-Star game, replacing Detroit Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg who was injured. During the skills competition, McDonald won the fastest skater challenge, finishing with a time of 14.03 seconds (Mike Gartner holds the record of 13.386).

On June 4, 2007, during game four of the Stanley Cup finals against the Ottawa Senators, McDonald contributed on all 3 of the Ducks goals, scoring two goals and an assist, en route to a 3–2 victory. McDonald was named the first star of the game on the official scoresheet. He finished with five goals in the series as the Ducks won the Stanley Cup in five games.

On December 14, 2007, in order for the Anaheim Ducks to free up salary cap space for Scott Niedermayer, McDonald was traded to the St. Louis Blues for Doug Weight.

McDonald fractured his leg in a game against the Montreal Canadiens on November 16, 2008.

McDonald signed a four year extension with the Blues in February 2009.[3]

Personal

McDonald and his wife Gina celebrated the birth of their first child, Jake Gene McDonald, on October 8, 2007 at 12:50 p.m. Jake was 7 lbs., 5 oz.[4]

Awards and achievements

  • 1998–99 – ECAC – Second Team All-Conference Team
  • 1999–00 – NCAA – East First All-America Team
  • 1999–00 – ECAC – Player of the Year
  • 1999–00 – ECAC – First Team All-Conference Team
  • 2006–07 – NHL – Fastest Skater (All-Star Skills Competition)
  • 2006–07 – NHL – Stanley Cup (Anaheim)

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1995–96 Strathroy Blades Jr.B. OHA 49 37 49 86 32
1996–97 Colgate ECAC 33 9 10 19 16
1997–98 Colgate ECAC 35 13 19 32 26
1998–99 Colgate ECAC 35 20 26 46 42
1999–00 Colgate ECAC 34 25 33 58 49
2000–01 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 16 1 0 1 6
2000–01 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 46 15 25 40 21 3 0 1 1 2
2001–02 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 53 7 21 28 10
2001–02 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 21 7 25 32 6
2002–03 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 46 10 11 21 14
2003–04 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 79 9 21 30 24
2004–05 ERC Ingolstadt DEL 36 13 17 30 26 10 5 2 7 35
2005–06 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 82 34 51 85 32 16 2 7 9 10
2006–07 Anaheim Ducks NHL 82 27 51 78 46 21 10 4 14 10
2007–08 Anaheim Ducks NHL 33 4 12 16 30
2007–08 St. Louis Blues NHL 49 14 22 36 32
2008–09 St. Louis Blues NHL 46 15 29 44 24 4 1 3 4 0
2009–10 St. Louis Blues NHL 79 24 33 57 18
AHL totals 67 22 50 72 27 3 0 1 1 2
NHL totals 565 145 251 396 236 41 13 14 27 20

International play

  • McDonald represented Team Canada at the 2002 World Championships in Sweden, where he led the team in goals and points.

References

External links


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