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Avalanche Acquires Jacob MacDonald

Defenseman heads to Colorado from Florida

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche /

The Colorado Avalanche announced on Saturday that the team has acquired defenseman Jacob MacDonald from the Florida Panthers in exchange for forward Dominic Toninato.

MacDonald, 26, spent most of the 2018-19 campaign with the Springfield Thunderbirds (AHL), where he led all team defensemen with 43 points (14g/29a) in 72 games. He began the season with the Panthers, scoring a goal in his NHL debut in the season opener (Oct. 6) at Tampa Bay. He dressed in two games with Florida (1g/0a) before joining the Thunderbirds.

A native of Portland, Oregon, MacDonald was named to the 2017-18 AHL First All-Star Team after he paced all league blueliners with 55 points and 20 goals in 75 games for Binghamton. After a four-year career at Cornell University (2011-2015), MacDonald spent most of his first professional campaign with the ECHL's Elmira Jackals in 2015-16, earning a spot on the ECHL All-Rookie Team. He then split the 2016-17 season between the ECHL (Toledo) and AHL (Albany) before joining Binghamton for the 2017-18 campaign.

Toninato, 25, was signed by the Avalanche as a free agent on Aug. 16, 2017 and totaled three points (1g/2a) in 39 NHL games for Colorado.

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