"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.
We think that Randy is a very good coach. Our players think that Randy is a very good coach. We think that he's going to get the most out of this group. With the addition of the two assistants, a bit of a different dynamic, we're very comfortable that this is a quality coaching staff that's going to maximize the potential of this team.
— Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis on head coach Randy Carlyle and his staff