Avalanche Re-Signs MacDonald

Avalanche Re-signs MacDonald

Jul 10, 2022

DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed defenseman Jacob MacDonald to a two-year contract through the 2023-24 season.


MacDonald, 29, skated in eight games for the Avalanche this season, and collected 25 points (10g/15a) in 33 contests for the Avs’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Colorado Eagles. He tied for first among Eagles’ defensemen in goals and ranked third in points despite missing more than two months of the season due to injury. The 6-foot, 204-pound defenseman added five points (1g/4a) in seven games of the Calder Cup Playoffs to help the Eagles advance to the Pacific Division Finals.


MacDonald has produced 189 points (68g/121a) in 271 career AHL contests with the Springfield Falcons, Albany/Binghamton Devils, Springfield Thunderbirds and the Eagles. Acquired by the Avalanche in a trade with the Florida Panthers on June 28, 2019, MacDonald has appeared in 43 career NHL games and has recorded 10 points (2g/8a). He scored a goal in his NHL debut in Florida’s season opener on Oct. 6, 2018 at Tampa Bay.


A native of Portland, Oregon, MacDonald was named to the 2017-18 AHL First All-Star Team after he paced all league defensemen with 55 points and 20 goals in 75 games for the Binghamton Senators. He was also selected to represent the Senators at the AHL All-Star Classic that season. In 2019-20, MacDonald led all AHL defensemen in goals (16) and was named to the league’s Second All-Star Team.


MacDonald spent most of his first full professional campaign with the ECHL’s Elmira Jackals in 2015-16, recording 37 points (17g/20a) in 72 contests and earning a spot on the ECHL All-Rookie Team. He then split the 2016-17 season between the ECHL (Toledo) and AHL (Albany) before joining Binghamton for the 2017-18 campaign. MacDonald played four seasons of college hockey for Cornell University from 2011-15, collecting 21 points (4g/17a) in 104 total outings.


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