Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Joey MacDonald
Joey MacDonald was born February 7, 1980 in Pictou, Nova Scotia. Undrafted, the netminder honed his skills in the QMJHL and OHL.

A butterfly style netminder, MacDonald recorded his third consecutive 20-plus victory season with the Peterborough Petes in his final year of junior hockey. He made the leap to the professional ranks of hockey the following season, competing with Toledo in the ECHL. Over the next four seasons of his career, MacDonald would appear between the pipes with the Red Wings' AHL affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins. After setting a franchise record for most career wins in Grand Rapids, the Nova Scotian backstopper was used in eight regular season NHL games during the 2006-70 season with the Detroit Red Wings. However after posting a 1-5-1 record, the Red Wings placed him on waivers and he was signed by the Boston Bruins. After a brief seven game stint in Boston, MacDonald signed as a free agent with the New York Islanders on July 7, 2007.

Initially, the Nova Scotia native spent the majority of his time with the Islanders' AHL affiliate in Bridgeport, but in 2008, following an injury to star goaltender, Rick DiPietro, MacDonald became the number one netminder on the island. He appeared in 49 games for the club, posting a save percentage over 900.

In the summer of 2009, MacDonald signed as a free agent with the Toronto Maple Leafs, though he would spend less than a year in Toronto. On March 3, 2010, the NHL trade deadline, the goaltender was shipped to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a seventh round draft pick.

MacDonald would not suit up for the Ducks and on July 2, 2010, as an unrestricted free agent, inked a deal to return to the Detroit Red Wings. He would split time over the course of the next two season between the Red Wings and their AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids.

On February 10, 2013, MacDonald's second stint with the Red Wings would come to an end. He was claimed off waivers by the Calgary Flames.

After two seasons in the Flames organization, which included time in the American Hockey League, MacDonald was once again a free agent following the 2013-14 season. This time he inked a deal to join the Montreal Canadiens.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1997-98 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 17 3 12 0 0 3.97 3 1 2 0 0 6.43
1998-99 Peterborough Petes OHL 47 22 15 2 3 2.97 3 0 2 0 0 5.38
1999-00 Peterborough Petes OHL 48 20 15 6 2 2.84 5 1 4 0 1 3.43
2000-01 Peterborough Petes OHL 57 25 21 7 1 2.94 7 3 4 0 0 2.54
2001-02 Toledo Storm ECHL 38 12 15 7 1 2.88
2001-02 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 1 0 1 0 0 2.14
2002-03 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 25 14 6 0 3 2.20 1 0 0 0 0 7.95
2003-04 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 39 22 12 3 6 1.97 1 0 1 0 0 6.04
2004-05 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 66 34 29 2 5 2.29
2005-06 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 32 17 9 2 2 3.13
2005-06 Toledo Storm ECHL 1 1 0 0 0 1.00
2006-07 Detroit Red Wings NHL 8 1 5 1 0 3.46
2006-07 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 2 1 1 0 0 2.93
2006-07 Boston Bruins NHL 7 2 2 1 0 2.68
2007-08 New York Islanders NHL 2 0 1 1 0 3.00
2007-08 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 38 16 19 2 2 2.89
2008-09 New York Islanders NHL 49 14 26 6 1 3.37
2009-10 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 6 1 4 0 0 3.20
2009-10 Toronto Marlies AHL 36 14 19 3 2 3.18
2010-11 Detroit Red Wings NHL 15 5 5 3 1 2.58
2010-11 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 20 10 9 1 1 2.78
2011-12 Detroit Red Wings NHL 14 8 5 1 0 2.16
2011-12 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 26 11 11 3 3 2.63
2012-13 Calgary Flames NHL 21 8 9 1 0 2.87
2013-14 Calgary Flames NHL 11 5 4 1 0 2.90
2013-14 Abbotsford Heat AHL 16 5 10 0 0 3.00
2014-15 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 26 10 9 6 0 2.77
NHL Totals 133 44 61 15 2 3.00


Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award (AHL - fewest goals against) (2003) (shared with Marc Lamothe) Signed as a free agent by Detroit, December 21, 2001. Claimed on waivers by Boston from Detroit, February 24, 2007. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 7, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, August 10, 2009. Traded to Anaheim by Toronto for Anaheim's 7th round pick (Max Everson) in 2011 NHL Draft, March 3, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 6, 2010. Claimed on waivers by Calgary from Detroit, February 11, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 1, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Schwennigen (Germany), June 19, 2015.
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