|Assets:||Has good size, which he uses effectively to win puck battles and provide a physical presence up front. Works very hard on improving his game. Can put up good numbers at lower levels.|
|Flaws:||Lacks both ideal skating and scoring ability at the highest level, which limits his overall effectiveness in the National Hockey League. Needs to become better at the little things.|
|Career Potential:||Journeyman depth winger.|
|AHL||Willie Marshall Award||2010-11|
|10/23/2014||Assigned to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL).|
|10/22/2014||Placed on waivers by the New York Islanders.|
|11/07/2013||Missed 5 games (hip injury).|
|10/26/2013||Hip injury, day-to-day.|
|3/15/2013||Signed by the New York Islanders to a two-year contract extension.|
|2/05/2013||Missed 2 games (suspended by nhl).|
|1/30/2013||Suspended by the NHL for 2 games.|
|1/13/2013||Recalled from Bridgeport (AHL).|
|9/15/2012||Assigned to Bridgeport (AHL).|
|9/14/2012||Placed on waivers by the New York Islanders.|
|7/02/2012||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the New York Islanders to a one-year contract.|
|2/08/2012||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|1/31/2012||Recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|1/12/2012||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|1/06/2012||Recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|9/28/2011||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|7/01/2011||Signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Penguins to a one-year contract.|
|9/30/2010||Assigned to Oklahoma City (AHL).|
|9/17/2010||Invited to training camp by the Edmonton Oilers.|
|7/09/2010||Signed by the Oklahoma City Barons (AHL).|
|12/05/2009||Assigned to Springfield (AHL).|
|11/26/2009||Recalled from Springfield (AHL).|
|9/20/2009||Assigned to Springfield (AHL).|
|7/22/2009||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Edmonton Oilers.|
|11/24/2008||Assigned to Springfield (AHL).|
|11/17/2008||Assigned to Stockton (ECHL).|
|9/25/2008||Assigned to Springfield (AHL).|
|9/16/2007||Assigned to Springfield (AHL).|
|7/17/2007||Signed by the Edmonton Oilers to a two-year entry-level contract.|
|7/02/2012||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the New York Islanders.|
|7/01/2011||Signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Penguins.|
|6/21/2003||Drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2nd round (51st overall) in 2003.|
Colin McDonald's two assists lead Isles | 04/01/2014 10:55 PM
NewsColin McDonald tallied two assists in Florida's 4-2 loss on Tuesday night.
ImpactMcDonald has 18 points through 63 games this season. It was his second multipoint effort in the past four games, as the 29 year old had two goals and an assist against Carolina on Mar. 25.
Colin McDonald collects three points in win | 03/25/2014 11:29 PM
NewsColin McDonald caught fire Tuesday night, scoring twice and adding an assist to help the Isles past the Canes 5-4.
ImpactMcDonald now has 16 points through 60 games, and needs just one point to topple his career high of 17 set last year.
Colin McDonald scores vs. Winnipeg | 03/05/2014 9:44 AM
NewsColin McDonald found the back of the net in the Islanders' 3-2 overtime victory Tuesday night.
New York Newsday
ImpactMcDonald has five goals and 10 points in 52 games this season. He's a physical forward with 156 hits, but has no fantasy value in standard leagues.
McDonald returns from being healthy scratch | 12/24/2013 10:00 AM
NewsColin McDonald played on Monday after spending four straight games in the press box.
New York Newsday
ImpactMcDonald registered an assist and logged 14:33 minutes in his return. "The thing I learned the most is just how much I love playing the game," he said, referring to his time as a healthy scratch. "When they take that away from you, it kind of hits home. It just makes you realize how bad you want to be here. I'm just going to make sure that doesn't happen again, I want to get that chip back on my shoulder."
Colin McDonald back for Isles Thursday | 11/07/2013 6:43 PM
NewsColin McDonald will dress for the Islanders Thursday night after missing five games with a hip injury.
New York Newsday
ImpactHe tried to play through the injury before eventually sitting out. McDonald has one goal and a minus-7 rating in nine games this season.
Colin McDonald glad to have some stability | 09/05/2013 7:43 AM
NewsColin McDonald is glad to finally have some stability in his professional career.
New York Newsday
Impact"Just being able to get to camp early and move in my place and not have to be in a hotel for camp it's my seventh year pro now and I haven't had a chance to do this before so it's just very, it's a different experience for me, but I'm just very happy I'm in this situation now," said McDonald. He played in 45 games with the Islanders last season and he contributed 17 points along with 120 hits and 32 penalty minutes.
Pens tell Isles they're good in handshakes | 05/12/2013 11:28 AM
NewsIf the New York Islanders needed reassurance about their abilities, they got them from the Pittsburgh Penguins after they were eliminated from the playoffs in overtime Saturday night.
New York Newsday
Impact"Going through the [handshake] line, hearing what some of their guys said . . . 'You guys are a good team,'" Islanders forward Colin McDonald said. "I don't think a lot of guys around here have heard that in a while."
Colin McDonald scores a pair in win | 03/28/2013 10:14 PM
NewsColin McDonald scored two goals for the Islanders in a 4-3 shootout victory over Philadelphia on Thursday.
ImpactMcDonald has registered only 13 points in 31 contests this season so he's likely not worthy of a roster spot in your league. John Tavares scored the other Islanders' goal in the game.
| 03/20/2013 2:18 AM
NewsColin McDonald returned to action on Tuesday March 19.
Islanders' bangers spark win | 02/15/2013 11:48 AM
NewsThe Islanders are hoping that the opening shift of the second period by their physical bottom-six line against the Rangers changes the course of their season.
ImpactCasey Cizikas, Matt Martin and Colin McDonald opened the second period against the Rangers' top line, cycling down low, laying a few hits and ultimately scoring (McDonald) to cut the deficit to 2-1. "It really turned the game around for us," Frans Nielsen said. "Those guys went out and showed how we needed to play against them. If we get the puck in deep and we're aggressive on their D, they'll turn it over. Hopefully that's the shift that will turn our whole season around."
| 02/06/2013 3:33 AM
NewsColin McDonald was reinstated from his suspension on Tuesday February 5.
NHL gives Colin McDonald 2-game suspension | 01/30/2013 3:47 PM
NewsColin McDonald has been banned for two games for boarding Pittsburgh's Ben Lovejoy on Tuesday.
Arthur Staple on Twitter
ImpactMcDonald has two assists and 19 penalty minutes in six games this season. He will be eligible to return to the lineup on Feb. 5 when the Islanders meet the Penguins again.
Colin McDonald could face discipline for hit | 01/30/2013 1:14 PM
NewsColin McDonald will have a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday for the boarding major he received on Tuesday night.
ImpactThe incident occurred late in the second period when he hit Pittsburgh defenseman Ben Lovejoy. McDonald was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct on the play.
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|10/11/2014||NYI||Car||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|10/10/2014||NYI||Car||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Goals||0||2 times-last:vs. Tor||last:Oct 21||2|
|Assists||0||2 times-last:vs. Tor||last:Oct 21||2|
|Points||0||2 times-last:vs. Tor||last:Oct 21||3|
|Penalty Minutes||0||2 times-last:vs. Tor||last:Oct 21||5|
|Plus/Minus||0||2 times-last:vs. Tor||last:Oct 21||4|
|Power Play Goals||0||2 times-last:vs. Tor||last:Oct 21||0|
|Power Play Points||0||2 times-last:vs. Tor||last:Oct 21||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||2 times-last:vs. Tor||last:Oct 21||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||2 times-last:vs. Tor||last:Oct 21||0|
|Shots||2||vs. Tor||Oct 21||5|
|Assists||10||2 times-last: 2013-14 (NYI)|
|Penalty Minutes||34||2013-14 (NYI)|
|Power Play Goals||1||2012-13 (NYI)|
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