|Assets:||Moves the puck out of the defensive zone efficiently. Is a poised defender with a good hockey brain who can log an awful lot of ice time. Smart and technically strong, he also has some offensive ability.|
|Flaws:||Is somewhat prone to injury. Also, he would be best served to start playing a more consistent game in the physicality department in order to maximize his shutdown acumen at the highest level.|
|Career Potential:||Mobile big-minute defenseman.|
|5/11/2013||Missed the last 2 playoff games (broken hand).|
|5/09/2013||Broken hand, remainder of the playoffs.|
|10/09/2012||Signed with HC Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic).|
|12/17/2011||Missed 7 games (right leg injury).|
|12/05/2011||Right leg injury, injured reserve.|
|12/02/2011||Right leg injury, day-to-day.|
|4/10/2011||Missed the last 7 regular season games (hip injury).|
|3/26/2011||Hip injury, remainder of the regular season.|
|12/02/2010||Missed 15 games (fractured hand).|
|10/22/2010||Fractured hand, injured reserve.|
|4/12/2010||Assigned to Bridgeport (AHL).|
|3/30/2010||Missed 12 games (broken foot).|
|3/04/2010||Broken foot, mid-April.|
|2/25/2010||Signed by the New York Islanders to four-year contract extension.|
|12/19/2009||Recalled from Bridgeport (AHL).|
|12/18/2009||Assigned to Bridgeport (AHL).|
|12/03/2009||Recalled from Bridgeport (AHL).|
|11/30/2009||Assigned to Bridgeport (AHL).|
|11/28/2009||Recalled from Bridgeport (AHL).|
|11/25/2009||Assigned to Bridgeport (AHL).|
|11/20/2009||Recalled from Bridgeport (AHL).|
|11/17/2009||Assigned to Bridgeport (AHL).|
|11/16/2009||Recalled from Bridgeport (AHL).|
|3/07/2009||Assigned to Bridgeport (AHL).|
|3/05/2009||Recalled from Bridgeport (AHL).|
|3/03/2009||Assigned to Bridgeport (AHL).|
|2/28/2009||Recalled from Bridgeport (AHL).|
|9/30/2008||Assigned to Bridgeport (AHL).|
|4/05/2008||Assigned to Utah (ECHL).|
|3/18/2008||Recalled from Brideport (AHL).|
|3/14/2008||Re-assigned to Bridgeport (AHL).|
|12/15/2007||Re-assigned to Utah (ECHL).|
|9/26/2007||Assigned to Bridgeport (AHL).|
|5/24/2007||Re-signed by the New York Islanders to a three-year contract.|
|9/26/2006||Returned to his junior team (Moncton-QMJHL).|
|6/24/2006||Drafted by the New York Islanders in the 6th round (160th overall) in 2006.|
Andrew MacDonald scores lone goal for Isles | 12/05/2013 11:29 PM
NewsAndrew MacDonald was the only goal scorer for the New York Islanders Thursday, as they were dealt a 5-1 defeat by the Blues.
ImpactMacDonald's third of the season was the only Islanders' shot to beat Jaroslav Halak. Frans Nielsen and Kyle Okposo picked up helpers on the marker.
Andrew MacDonald finds the back of the net | 11/28/2013 9:38 AM
NewsAndrew MacDonald scored a goal in the Islanders' 3-2 loss Wednesday.
New York Newsday
ImpactMacDonald has two goals and eight points in 25 games this season. He's far more valuable in leagues that count blocked shots as he already has 90 in 2013-14.
A. MacDonald getting big minutes with Isles | 10/23/2013 10:14 AM
NewsAndrew MacDonald logged a game-high 31:26 minutes in the Islanders' 5-4 overtime victory on Tuesday.
New York Newsday
ImpactThe Islanders have been leaning on MacDonald all season, but his responsibilities have reached new levels since Lubomir Visnovsky suffered a concussion. MacDonald ranks fourth in the NHL with an average of 26:34 minutes per game this season.
Defensemen need to score, Isles' coach says | 10/19/2013 11:19 AM
NewsThe improved New York Islanders are getting plenty of goals from their forwards but coach Jack Capuano wants to see his defensemen provide more offense.
New York Newsday
ImpactSo far, the Isles have only two goals from their defensemen, both on power plays. "You have to pick your spots," said Andrew MacDonald, who has yet to record a point despite being the runaway leader in ice time for the Isles at 25:19 per game. "When you're out against the other team's big lines, it's even more important to pick the right time to jump in the rush. It has to be a good read or you put your team at a disadvantage."
Isles not happy with passivity against Hawks | 10/12/2013 11:00 AM
NewsThe Islanders weren't happy with how passive they were against the Blackhawks.
ImpactSure, they only lost 3-2, but there were times when they could've played a much stiffer game against such a high-flying offense. "Any time they had possession, we seemed to back off too much," Andrew MacDonald said. "When you've got guys with that type of skill and give them that much time, they're going to make plays." Captain John Tavares said the Islanders weren't "hard" enough on Chicago.
Andrew MacDonald has surgery, out 6-8 weeks | 05/10/2013 4:15 PM
NewsAndrew MacDonald is expected to need six to eight weeks of recovery time after having surgery on his hand.
ImpactThe defenseman sustained a broken hand in Game 4 and the Islanders missed his presence on the back end in Thursday's 4-0 loss to Pittsburgh.
MacDonald breaks hand, postseason over | 05/07/2013 10:58 PM
NewsAndrew MacDonald is expected to miss the remainder of the postseason after suffering a broken hand in the second period of the Islanders' 6-4 Game 4 win over Pittsburgh on Tuesday.
Arthur Staple on Twitter
ImpactMacDonald led the NHL in blocked shots and will surely be missed. Other Islander blueliners will need to step up defensively in his absence.
Andrew MacDonald won't return due to UBI | 05/07/2013 9:14 PM
NewsAndrew MacDonald will not return to Tuesday's contest because of an upper-body injury.
Arthur Staple on Twitter
ImpactHe blocks plenty of shots and logs plenty of ice time as a shutdown defender for the Islanders, so the team will miss him. Consider MacDonald day-to-day for now.
Andrew MacDonald exits with apparent injury | 05/07/2013 8:36 PM
NewsAndrew MacDonald headed to the dressing room in some pain after being assessed a penalty for holding in the second period.
Arthur Staple n Twitter
ImpactKeith Aucoin went to the penalty box to serve MacDonald's infraction. At the time of his exit, he had been leading the team with 15:36 of ice time. We'll keep you posted on his status.
Andrew MacDonald tops in MHL with 116 blocks | 04/20/2013 10:00 AM
NewsAndrew MacDonald is the surprising blocked shots leader in the NHL.
Winnipeg Free Press
ImpactHe has gotten in the way of 116 shots and probaly has the bruises to show for it. There aren't many pools that count blocked shots as a stat, but for the ones that do, MacDonald has been a very valuable fantasy player this season.
MacDonald, Isles block plenty of shots | 03/13/2013 7:21 AM
NewsAndrew MacDonald has 68 blocked shots this year, which ranks him fifth in the league entering Wednesday night's action.
New York Newsday
ImpactThe Islanders have been credited with 397 blocked shots, which is sixth-highest total in the NHL. "I've never looked at the numbers but, back in the day, it was never really asked of players to step in front of pucks," said MacDonald. "Their job was more to tie up the other guy. Now there's a lot more emphasis on getting in the shot lane, and then you've got to do whatever you can."
Isles show balance in OT loss | 03/01/2013 11:32 AM
NewsThree Islanders scored their first goals of the season in Thursday's 5-4 overtime loss.
ImpactJosh Bailey, Andrew MacDonald and Lubomir Visnovksy all scored, while Okposo scored his first in 19 games. Balance is all well and good, but the Islanders were the victims of a rough third period in which they gave up three goals as a valuable point slipped away. "We got a point, but we're definitely not happy," MacDonald said. "We've had so many opportunities to close out games, to go up in games, and we can't get it done."
|Goals||1||3 times-last:at StL||last:Dec 5||1|
|Assists||1||8 times-last:vs. Pit||last:Dec 3||1|
|Points||1||11 times-last:at StL||last:Dec 5||2|
|Penalty Minutes||6||at StL||Dec 5||2|
|Plus/Minus||2||2 times-last:vs. Nas||last:Nov 12||3|
|Power Play Goals||1||2 times-last:at StL||last:Dec 5||1|
|Power Play Points||1||4 times-last:at StL||last:Dec 5||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||32 times-last:at SJ||last:Dec 10||0|
|Shorthanded Points||1||vs. Wsh||Nov 30||0|
|Shots||4||vs. Pit||Dec 3||4|
|Penalty Minutes||37||2010-11 (NYI)|
|Power Play Goals||1||3 times-last: 2012-13 (NYI)|
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