The Philadelphia Flyers, parent club of the AHL’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms, have signed right wing Colin McDonald to a one-year, two-way contract.
McDonald, 30, comes to the Flyers from the New York Islanders organization, where he played the last three seasons. He split the 2014-15 season between the Islanders and their American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, recording two goals and six assists for eight points in 18 NHL games and 14 goals and 21 assists for 35 points in 40 AHL games.
McDonald has appeared in 449 regular-season games in the AHL with Bridgeport, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Oklahoma City and Springfield, recording 110 goals and 127 assists for 237 points. He was an AHL All-Star in 2011 and 2012, and won the Willie Marshall Award in 2010-11 after leading the league with 42 goals. McDonald also has seven goals and eight assists for 15 points in 18 Calder Cup Playoff appearances.
A native of Wethersfield, Conn., McDonald has skated in 140 career NHL games with the Islanders, Pittsburgh and Edmonton, during which time he has scored 18 goals and added 26 assists for 44 points. He was drafted by Edmonton in the second round (51st overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.