Saturday, November 17, 2012

Todd MacDonald

At Least 8 NHL Games

January 15, 1997 Florida Panthers vs Edmonton Oilers. 0-4 loss.
January 29, 1998 Florida Panthers vs Dallas Stars. 3-2 win.
February 15, 1999 Florida Panthers vs San Jose Sharks. 2-2 tie.
February 17, 1999 Florida Panthers vs Dallas Stars. 1-2 loss.
February 18, 1999 Florida Panthers vs St. Louis Blues. 0-0 tie.
April 12, 1999 Florida Panthers vs Ottawa Senators. 2-0 win.
April 14, 1999 Florida Panthers vs Montreal Canadiens. 3-2 win.
April 17, 1999 Florida Panthers vs Tampa Bay Lightning. 6-2 win.

   MacDonald got his first taste of the NHL when Florida Panthers goalie Mark Fitzpatrick suffered a mild-concussion. Todd MacDonald had played 14 games with the IHL's Cincinnati Cyclones and posted a 2.61 goals against average and .914 save percentage. "He's had a pretty good year in Cincinnati and he's earned a chance," said Panthers coach and fellow Prince Edward Island native Doug MacLean in a news article from the time. MacDonald served as backup to John Vanbiesbrouck in a 0-4 loss to the Oilers and was returned to the Cyclones the following day.

  MacDonald's second cup of coffee in the NHL came just over a year later when Kevin Weeks was injured in practise on the morning of January 29th, 1998. "Kevin got hurt in practise and we flew Todd in just before game time thursday," said Panthers head coach Bryan Murray. MacDonald served as John Vanbiesbrouck's backup in his second and last call up to the Panthers.

  MacDonald's NHL time with the Panthers made him the first born and bred goaltender from Prince Edward Island to get a taste of the NHL.

  "The Oilers and Dallas were my first two," said Todd MacDonald when I asked him about his NHL career. "In my last season with Florida I recall suiting up against the Lightning, Red Wings, Senators and Canadiens. There may have been more but cannot remember. I played in some exhibition games against the Lightning, Jets, Nordiques and Bruins. My most memorable NHL experience was being a third string goalie for Florida when they went to the finals in 1996. I wore a couple of different #'s with Florida, number 33 and number 30 after Fitzpatrick left the team."

   Mid-February, 1999 Todd MacDonald was recalled to the Panthers to dress as backup to Sean Burke when Kirk McLean was sideline with bruised ribs. MacDonald was also recalled for the final three games of that season, this time to backup McLean when Burke was sideline with a strained hip flexor.

  • Wore #33 and #30 (1998/99) with Florida Panthers

Career stats from
Born  -- Charlottetown, PEI 
Height 6.00 -- Weight 167 -- Shoots L
Selected by Florida Panthers round 5 #109 overall 1993 NHL Entry Draft

RS ScoringRS Goalie StatsPO Scoring
1991-92Kingston VoyageursMetJHL2826167684113.012162
1992-93Tacoma RocketsWHL191682359204.30---
1993-94Tacoma RocketsWHL29061606109014.0713102---
1994-95Tacoma RocketsWHL60316406
1995-96Detroit FalconsCoHL2121208004.01110600.882200
1995-96Carolina MonarchsAHL180498078304.7831224470.851---
1996-97Cincinnati CyclonesIHL3104161673322.7111957360.910100
1996-97Carolina MonarchsAHL100584004.14010220.846---
1997-98Cincinnati CyclonesIHL150479646003.464633550.885---
1997-98Birmingham BullsECHL3001808002.67111810.910---
1997-98New Haven BeastAHL130279030112.288323940.929300
1998-99New Haven BeastAHL3100177591203.08101638710.905---
1999-00Adirondack IceHawksUHL2402130891304.1761436610.879---
1999-00Saginaw/Ohio GearsUHL80043828103.842502710.906---
1999-00Fort Wayne KometsUHL40023812103.022201160.90612114
2000-01Amarillo RattlersWPHL573163247201323.712426616370.891---

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