McDonald was assessed a five-minute boarding major and a game misconduct for a hit he delivered to Ben Lovejoy at the 18:54 mark of the second period of Tuesday night's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center.
He's only 17 but he can see the ice so well and he moves the puck and goes to the open ice all the time, so I just think he's a player that is ready to play in the NHL. I'm really looking forward to coaching someone like this.
— U.S. National Junior Team coach Ron Wilson on Auston Matthews, the projected No. 1 pick of the 2016 NHL Draft