The Philadelphia Flyers added veteran depth winger Colin McDonald to the team’s lineup during the 2015 off-season – and although he spends more time at the AHL level with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms then up with the big club, it seems the team likes him enough to keep him around for a few more years.
McDonald and the Flyers came to terms on a multi-year contract extension on Saturday evening, giving the 31 year old forward some time on a deal to remain within the team’s system moving forward. The amount and term for the contract were not disclosed by the team at the time of the signing.
Drafted in the second round of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers, McDonald has played in a collective 145 career NHL games since finishing up a four year NCAA career with Providence College. In those games, he’s recorded 19 goals and 45 points, with one of those goals coming during his five game appearance in Philadelphia’s lineup this season.
During his AHL career, though, McDonald has been far more successful. The Wethersfield, Connecticut native boasts 11 goals and 21 points over his 33 games for the Phantoms this year, giving him a nice point production pace on the minor league team. He currently serves as captain for Lehigh Valley.