Rangers President, General Manager and Head Coach Glen Sather announced today that right wing Jason MacDonald has been signed to a National Hockey League contract and has been recalled from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).
MacDonald, 29, leads the Wolf Pack with nine goals and ranks second on the team with 16 points in 24 games this season. His 69 penalty minutes ranks second on the squad and his +8 rating is tied for third on Hartford. MacDonald also leads the club with 71 shots on goal.
The 5-11, 210-pounder appeared in 56 games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the AHL last season, registering four goals and seven assists for 11 points. MacDonald ranked first on the club with 137 penalty minutes.
The native of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island skated in 368 career AHL matches with Adirondack, Fredericton, Saint John and Wilkes-Barre prior to joining the Wolf Pack this season, collecting 76 goals and 95 assists for 171 points, along with 1,312 penalty minutes.
MacDonald signed with Hartford as a free agent on August 28, 2003.