The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Colin McDonald
from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.
McDonald, 27, leads WBS in assists (20), points (28) and rating (+15) while appearing in 33 games during his first season with the Pittsburgh organization. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound winger was selected on Wednesday to make his second straight AHL All-Star Classic appearance Jan. 29-30 in Atlantic City, N.J.
A native of Hartford, Conn., McDonald was originally drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the second round (51st overall) of the 2003 NHL Draft. McDonald appeared in two NHL games with Edmonton during the 2009-10 season, scoring one goal.
McDonald has spent the majority of his five-year career in the AHL, playing for Springfield and Oklahoma City before joining WBS at the beginning of this season. Last year, McDonald scored an AHL-best 42 goals and 58 points in 80 games with Oklahoma City. McDonald has appeared in 339 career AHL contests, tallying 84 goals, 70 assists and 154 points.
McDonald played four seasons of collegiate hockey at Providence from 2003-07. In 135 career games with the Friars, McDonald posted 43 goals and 77 points.
McDonald’s father, Gerry, played eight NHL games for the Hartford Whalers between 1981-84.