The Flyers acquired Andrew MacDonald from the New York Islanders this week in the final hours of the NHL trade deadline.
This past week on Flyerdelphia, we brought you game previews and recaps for a week where the Flyers played incredibly strong, game analysis, trade deadline news and analysis, and a bit of Flyers history. Read on to see all of Flyerdelphia’s pieces for the week, in case you missed them.
The trade deadline came and went Wednesday at 3PM, and when the dust settled the Flyers made two moves that were very closely related to one another. First, on Tuesday afternoon they sent a 3rd round pick in the 2014 draft and a 2015 2nd rounder to the Islanders for defenseman Andrew MacDonald. MacDonald, who is 27, is making $550,000 this season and is a pending unrestricted free agent after the season. He had 4 goals and 20 assists in 63 games for the Islanders this season, and made his Flyers debut Wednesday evening against the Capitals, where he was a +2 in 18:07 TOI, picked up a secondary assist on Michael Raffl’s deflection goal, and was paired with Luke Schenn on the 3rd pairing. MacDonald’s role with the Flyers is expected to be dramatically reduced compared to his role with the Islanders, where he played 25+ minutes per game on their top pairing with Travis Hamonic, helping him become the league leader in blocked shots this year.
The NHL trade deadline has come and gone, and not only was it a very active day, it was also a total blast. The two most exciting and nerve-racking days for hockey fans in a calendar year have to be the entry draft and the trade deadline. The deadline is where teams usually make minor moves in an attempt to land what they think is the final piece of the puzzle which will help them lift Lord Stanley's Chalice in June. The entry draft is when teams normally make the bigger deals because there is less at stake when and less chance of disrupting chemistry when the season isn't in full swing.
Windsor's Josh Ho-Sang, right, is top prosepect for the 2014 NHL Draft (Photo by Ryan Pfeiffer/Durham News)
To say Josh Ho-Sang’s family lineage is unique is an understatement.
The 18-year old Canadian’s father is a black Jamaican of Chinese ancestry, while his mother is Chilean with Russian and Swedish roots. Ho-Sang celebrates both Christmas and Hanukkah. While Ho-Sang’s heritage is diverse, his talents on the ice are multi-faceted as well.