Ducks Agree to Terms with Center Andy McDonald
ANAHEIM, Calif.- The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has re-signed center Andy McDonald to a three-year contract. Per club policy, no financial terms of the deal were disclosed.
McDonald, 28 (8/25/77), appeared in his sixth NHL season in 2005-06. He played in all 82 regular season games finishing T-20th in the NHL in points, while earning career highs in goals (34), assists (51) and points (85). McDonald finished first on the team in assists and game-winning goals (7) and second on the team in goals, points, power play goals (13) and plus/minus (+24).
The 5-11, 186-pound centerman ranked sixth in the NHL in faceoff win percentage, winning 56.3% (first on the Ducks roster). He also recorded the longest road point scoring streak in the league this season and the longest in franchise history with points in 14 straight, Jan. 6-March 7 (7-14=21 points).
A native of Strathroy, Ontario, McDonald saw his first NHL Stanley Cup playoff action in 2006, earning 2-7=9 points in 16 games.
In his six seasons with Ducks, McDonald has earned 61-104=165 points in 276 career games. He was signed by Anaheim as a free agent on Apr. 3, 2000.
McDonald played four seasons at Colgate University from 1996-2000, being named a Hobey Baker Finalist (top college player) and Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Player of the Year in 1999-2000.