BY: Bruce Berlet
Colin McDonald didn’t hide his feelings – and didn’t want to, either.
After scoring an AHL-leading 42 goals with the Oklahoma City Barons last season, the Wethersfield native felt slighted when the Edmonton Oilers made an offer he could easily refuse. Then McDonald got one from the Pittsburgh Penguins that wasn’t as lucrative as some of his other offers but certainly made him feel wanted.
“I did everything the Oilers ever asked of me and just wish they showed more interest in me,” McDonald said before being part of the Green’s 6-2 victory over the Red in the scrimmage wrap-up to the sixth annual Pete Asadourian Pro Hockey Camp at Champions Skating Center in Cromwell on Friday night. “Because I’m bitter about Edmonton not signing me last summer, part of me just wants to make it with a different team. I just don’t understand why they wouldn’t give me more than just an AHL deal, and I kind of want to stick it to ’em and make it with a different team.”
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Tagged Alexandre Giroux, American Hockey League, Colin McDonald, Columbus Blue Jackets, Edmonton Oilers, Gerry McDonald, Kris Newbury, McDonalds, National Hockey League, Nigel Dawes, Oklahoma City Barons, Phoenix Coyotes, Pittsburgh Penguins, Todd Nelson, Willie Marshall Award
SPRINGFIELD, MA. Corey Locke of the Binghamton Senators has won the John B. Sollenberger Trophy as the leading scorer in the American Hockey League, while Colin McDonald of the Oklahoma City Barons won the Willie Marshall Award as the AHL’s leading goal scorer for the 2010-11 campaign.
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Tagged AHL, Alexandre Giroux, American Hockey League, Calder Cup, Colin McDonald, Corey Locke, John B. Sollenberger Trophy, Sports, Wally Kilrea, Willie Marshall, Willie Marshall Award
The AHL released the dates that it will announce the winners of it’s post season awards. We participated this season in casting our choices for the first time and it was quite an honor.
Here’s the official release from the AHL with the dates and corresponding awards.
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Tagged American Hockey League, College ice hockey, Eddie Shore Award, John B. Sollenberger Trophy, Les Cunningham Award, Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy, NHL All-Star Team, Season (sports), Sports, Willie Marshall Award