All-Rookie defenseman MacDonald signs with Walleye

Toledo, Ohio – Defenseman Jacob MacDonald has agreed to terms with the Toledo Walleye for the 2016-17 season.

The Walleye are the ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Detroit Red Wings and the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins.

Macdonald was named to the 2015-16 ECHL All-Rookie Team with 37 points (17g-20a) in 72 games with the Elmira Jackals. He also finished the year as a +11 and made his AHL debut by appearing in a game for the Springfield Falcons. The 23-year-old made his pro debut with Elmira at the end of the 2014-15 season with three points (1g-2a) in eight games.

The native of Brighton, Mich. spent four prior years with Cornell University posting 21 points (4g-17a) over 104 contests. His best offensive year for the Big Red came as a senior in 2014-15 when he posted nine points (2g-7a) over 31 games. He also spent two years in the USHL before joining Cornell, posting 40 points (12g-28a) in 87 games.