PRINCETON, N.J. – Forward Justin MacDonald has been selected as the Inglasco ECHL Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 4-10.
MacDonald scored three goals and added five assists, for eight points in four games, last week as the Gladiators extended their club-record point streak to 13 games (11-0-2). The 28-year-old had a pair of assists in a 4-3 overtime loss at Greenville on Monday, tallied a goal and an assist in a 6-5 win against South Carolina on Thursday, recorded the game-winning overtime goal in a 2-1 victory over the Stingrays on Friday, and had a goal and two assists in a 4-1 win at Norfolk on Saturday.
A native of Newmarket, Ontario, MacDonald has posted 32 points (14g-18a) in 33 games with the Gladiators this season and enters this week on a seven-game point streak, over which he has recorded 12 points (3g-9a). The eight-year pro has had a breakout season this year setting career highs in goals, assists, and points. MacDonald has tallied 82 points (38g-44a) in 150 career ECHL games with Atlanta, Adirondack, Fort Wayne, Indy, Cincinnati and Evansville. He has an additional 108 points (48g-60a) in 166 career games in the Southern Professional Hockey League with Evansville, Mississippi, Pensacola, Augusta and Fayetteville.
On behalf of Justin MacDonald, a case of pucks will be donated to an Atlanta youth hockey organization by Inglasco, the exclusive puck supplier of the ECHL. Since beginning its sponsorship of the award in 2000-01, Inglasco has donated more than 39,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.
The 16th season of Atlanta Gladiators hockey continues at the Infinite Energy Arena Thursday, February 14th against the Newfoundland Growlers at 7:35pm. For ticket information, visit the official team website at www.atlantagladiators.com or call the main office line at 770-497-5100.
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