Andy McDonald (ice hockey)
Andy McDonald playing for the Anaheim Ducks in 2006–07
August 25, 1977|
Strathroy, Ontario, Canada
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)|
St. Louis Blues
Andy McDonald (born August 25, 1977) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player. He played for the Anaheim Ducks and the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL), winning the Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2007.
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. 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 NHL defenseman 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. McDonald represented Team Canada at the 2002 World Championships in Sweden, where he led the team in goals and points.
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 (Dylan Larkin holds the record of 13.172).
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.
McDonald announced his retirement on June 6, 2013, citing concussion issues as the main reason for his decision.
Regular season and playoffs
|1996–97||Colgate Red Raiders||ECAC||33||9||10||19||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|1997–98||Colgate Red Raiders||ECAC||35||13||19||32||26||—||—||—||—||—|
|1998–99||Colgate Red Raiders||ECAC||35||20||26||46||42||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–2000||Colgate Red Raiders||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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Mighty Ducks of Anaheim||NHL||82||34||51||85||32||16||2||7||9||10|
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||St. Louis Blues||NHL||58||20||30||50||26||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||St. Louis Blues||NHL||25||10||12||22||2||9||5||5||10||8|
|2012–13||St. Louis Blues||NHL||37||7||14||21||16||6||0||0||0||0|
Awards and honours
|All-ECAC Hockey Second Team||1998–99|
|All-ECAC Hockey First Team||1999–00|
|ECAC Player of the Year||2000|
|AHCA East First-Team All-American||2000|
|All-Star Skills Fastest Skater||2007|
- "The Perfect Fit". USCHO.com. 2009-10-04. Retrieved 2009-10-04.[permanent dead link]
- "BODO EARNS DIVISION I SCHOLARSHIP". pointstreaksites.com. 2009-10-02. Retrieved 2009-10-04.
- "McDonald gets four year deal". Sporting News. 2009-02-16. Retrieved 2011-06-02.[permanent dead link]
- "Blues' McDonald retires, concerned with concussions". TSN. 2013-06-06. Retrieved 2013-06-06.
- "McDonalds welcome baby". Orange County Register. 2007-10-09. Archived from the original on 2007-10-13. Retrieved 2010-04-05.
- Rutherford, Jeremy (June 6, 2013). "Blues' McDonald to retire amid concussion concerns". St. Louis Dispatch. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
| ECAC Hockey Player of the Year