"St. Louis Blues ownership and myself realize how integral Andy is to the future of our organization," said Davidson. "He's a first line center who will play a major role in the development of our team."
McDonald, 31, is in his eighth NHL season and has registered 18 points (six goals, 12 assists) in 16 games this season. He's been sidelined for the past 35 games due to a fractured left leg. He has recorded 16 points (four goals, 12 assists) in 33 games with the Ducks this season.
You can be hyped all you want, but his game will speak for itself. He's obviously going to be a great player so we've got to make sure we keep an eye on him. Whether it's his first game or his 1,000th game, our job is to take care of business, shut him down.
— Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo on facing ballyhooed Oilers rookie Connor McDavid, who is making NHL debut in St. Louis
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