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Ted Donato

Ted Donato  #8

Left Wing
NUMBER: 8 BIRTHDATE: April 28, 1969
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Boston, MA, United States
WEIGHT: 189 DRAFTED: BOS / 1987 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 5th   (98th overall)
NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1989) NCAA Championship Tournament MVP (1989) ECAC First All-Star Team (1991) Traded to NY Islanders by Boston for Ken Belanger, November 7, 1998. Traded to Ottawa by NY Islanders for Ottawa's 4th round choice (later traded to Phoenix Phoenix selected Preston Mizzi) in 1999 Entry Draft, March 20, 1999. Traded to Anaheim by Ottawa with the rights to Antti-Jussi Niemi for Patrick Lalime, June 18, 1999. Signed as a free agent agent by Dallas, August 17, 2000. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, January 16, 2002. Claimed on waivers by Los Angeles from NY Islanders, January 28, 2002. Claimed on waivers by St. Louis from Los Angeles, March 6, 2002. Claimed on waivers by Los Angeles from St. Louis, March 19, 2002. Missed majority of 2001-02 due to shoulder injury vs. St. John's (AHL), January 9, 2002. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 8, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 22, 2003.
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It's pretty crazy, but believe me when I say we didn't draft these players with the mindset we had to because they had good hockey-playing dads. It just turned out that way. But we're certainly glad they're a part of our organization.

— Arizona Coyotes director of amateur scouting Tim Bernhardt regarding the coincidence that six of the organization's top prospects are sons of former NHL players