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Andrew MacDonald | Defenseman

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/7/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 185
Contract: view contract details

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Andrew MacDonald is expected to be out for four weeks due to a lower-body injury.
With Kimmo Timonen and Braydon Coburn also sidelined, the Flyers' defense looks pretty thin at this point. MacDonald has a goal and three points in seven games this season. Oct 24 - 12:22 PM

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Andrew MacDonald has a new defensive partner this season as Brayden Coburn has been matched with him.

MacDonald played alongside Kimmo Timonen last season after his trade from the Islanders but with Timonen out of action, possibly for the rest of his career, with blood clots, Coburn has been paired up with him. "In practice, I talked to Gord [Murphy]," MacDonald said, referring to the club's new defensive coach. "It's a bigger responsibility to be out there with Cobie. It's a situation you want to be in — key situations in the game. We haven't even played any games yet. Camp is a long time. Anything can change. As of now, we'll see how things play out." MacDonald will see power play time this season but it could be on the second unit depending on how well Michael Del Zotto plays to start the season.
Sep 21 - 8:49 AM

Andrew MacDonald will be counted on to take a larger role this season, especially with Kimmo Timonen sidelined due to a blood clot issue.

He received a six-year, $30 million contract extension from the Flyers after he was acquired from the Islanders and Philadelphia needs more out of him than they received last year. MacDonald was the leader in average ice time in New York prior to being dealt and he was receiving power-play time as well MacDonald will probably get the same opportunities this season with the Flyers, but his time with the man advantage could be limited to the second unit if Michael Del Zotto starts producing again.
Aug 25 - 11:37 AM

Andrew MacDonald recorded five blocked shots in Game 4 of the Flyers-Rangers, first-round playoff series.

MacDonald`s efforts helped the Flyers prevail in the Friday night game, 2-1. The defenseman led the NHL in blocked shots during the regular season with 242.
Apr 26 - 10:36 AM

Andrew MacDonald scored the only Flyers goal in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Rangers.

The blueliner who recently signed a lucrative contract extension with Philadelphia is best known for his shot-blocking ability, but he was the only member of the Flyers to beat Henrik Lundqvist on this night. Scott Hartnell drew the lone assist on MacDonald's tally.
Apr 17 - 9:50 PM

Andrew MacDonald has signed a six-year, $30 million contract extension with the Philadelphia Flyers.

MacDonald was acquired from the New York Islanders on March 4 in exchange for a 2015 second-round pick and 2014 third-round selection. He chips in offensively, but he's more of a defensive defenseman with a league-leading 242 blocked shots. Philadelphia now has six defensemen signed to one-way contracts in 2014-15 worth at least $3.5 million annually from a cap perspective. That doesn't include Erik Gustafsson, who is set to become a restricted free agent this summer. With that in mind, it's hard to see them re-signing Kimmo Timonen.
Apr 15 - 10:34 AM

The Flyers aren't expected to negotiate with Andrew MacDonald for another few weeks.

MacDonald is a pending unrestricted free agent, and it seems like Philadelphia would like to keep him around. "Kind of a honeymoon period," general manager Paul Holmgren said. "We'll let him settle in and get a feel for what we're all about."
Mar 15 - 10:11 AM

The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired Andrew MacDonald from the New York Islanders in exchange for a 2015 second-round pick and 2014 third-round selection.

In MacDonald, the Flyers are getting a versatile defender. He's capable of logging 25 minutes per game, leads the league with 198 blocked shots, and has 24 points in 63 games this season. This move should help his plus/minus rating, which is an ugly minus-19, but we doubt he'll get much power-play time on a team that already has Kimmo Timonen and Mark Streit. With that in mind, this trade actually hurts his fantasy value.
Mar 4 - 3:58 PM

Andrew MacDonald will likely be dealt by the trade deadline according to Arthur Staple of Newsday.

MacDonald is looking for $5 million per season in a new contract and it appears unlikely that the Islanders will cough up that kind of money. Staple thinks the Islanders can get a first rounder for the defenseman and he also thinks that Matt Donavan will get the recall in the event MacDonald is sent elsewhere.
Feb 23 - 7:49 AM

Andrew MacDonald is reportedly seeking over $5 million per year in his new contract, which could lead to him being traded prior to the March 5 deadline.

He admitted that the trade rumors aren't something he feels comfortable with. "It's not exactly what you want to be going through," said MacDonald, who rejected a four-year, $16 million offer earlier this season. "I'm sure it'll cross my mind during the break, but that's time to get away from it all and, when I'm back, it's back to business, no matter what happens. I'm an Islander and this is where I want to be. That's all you can think for now." If the Islanders don't want to meet his contract demands then it's much more likely that he'll be moved.
Feb 10 - 10:26 AM

According to the New York Post, Andrew MacDonald is reportedly on the trade market after he turned down a four-year contract worth $16 million about a month and a half ago.

"You have to think about it," MacDonald said after Wednesday's practice about the possibility of being traded. "There are rumors going around, it's part of the game, part of the business. For me, I try not to think too much about it or read too much. I'm here right now, I'm an Islander. It's what I've always been, it's what I want to be, but at the end of the day, Garth has a decision to make and it is what it is." MacDonald can become an unrestricted free agent this summer. He leads the team in average ice time per game at 25:39 and he leads the league in blocked shots with 185 in 58 contests.
Feb 6 - 4:17 PM

Andrew Macdonald's fourth tally of the season came early in the third period of Tuesday's tilt with Washington, and it stood up to be the winner in a 1-0 Isles win.

Macdonald, who was set up by Brock Nelson, now has 24 points in 58 games
Feb 4 - 10:17 PM

The New York Islanders aren't currently negotiating a contract extension with Andrew MacDonald.

MacDonald is reportedly seeking a deal in the range of $5 million per season and it looks like the Islanders aren't interested in retaining him at that price. He has three goals and 23 points in 52 games in 2013-14.
Jan 22 - 4:09 PM

Andrew MacDonald is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season and the Islanders could trade him if they cannot sign him.

MacDonald currently has 20 points in 43 games this season and if the Islanders determine that they will not make the playoffs and are unable to sign the defenseman, then MacDonald should be traded. GM Garth Snow refused to comment as to whether or not negotiations on a new contract have started.
Jan 5 - 9:14 AM

Andrew MacDonald registered two assists in the Islanders' 3-2 overtime victory against Chicago on Thursday.

MacDonald has five points in his last three games. That gives him 19 points in 42 contests in 2013-14.
Jan 3 - 10:29 AM

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C1Claude Giroux
2Vincent Lecavalier
3Brayden Schenn
4Sean Couturier
5Blair Jones
6Chris VandeVelde
LW1R.J. Umberger
2Matt Read
3Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
4Zac Rinaldo
5Jay Rosehill
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Michael Raffl
4Jason Akeson
D1Mark Streit
2Braydon Coburn
3Andrew MacDonald
4Nicklas Grossmann
5Michael Del Zotto
6Luke Schenn
7Nick Schultz
8Shayne Gostisbehere
9Kimmo Timonen
10Chris Pronger
G1Steve Mason
2Ray Emery