Born in Stony Mountain, Manitoba, McDonnell would make a name for himself among amateur hockey clubs in New York. He played for the New York Crescents, Irish Americans and the NYC Hockey Club between 1909 and 1916. He served during World War I for the next three years and was signed as a free agent by the Hamilton Tigers in December 1920. He retired after his first NHL season.
National Hockey League - Regular Season
- Note: GP = Games played, G = Goals, A = Assists, PTS = Points, PIM = Penalties In Minutes
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Awards and accomplishments
- AHAA First All-Star Team (1914, 1915)
- AAHL Second All-Star Team (1916)
After the NHL
Not much is known about McDonnell (spelled MacDonell in US Immigration documents) except that he and his wife, Dorothy, lived in New York City, where Moylan was employed at the Federal Reserve Bank at least through 1942.
- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database
-  McDonnell at Legends of Hockey. Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum. 2001-08. Retrieved Oct. 05, 2008.
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