UNIONDALE, N.Y. – The New York Islanders of the National Hockey League announced that they have signed former ECHL goaltender Joey MacDonald to a two-year contract.
The Utah Grizzlies are the ECHL affiliate of the Islanders of the NHL and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League.
MacDonald began his professional career in the ECHL in 2001-02 and was 12-15-7 with a shutout, a goals-against average of 2.88 and a save percentage of .922 in 38 games with the Storm. He returned to Toledo on a rehabilitation assignment in 2005-06 and in his only appearance made 25 saves in a 4-1 win against Trenton on Nov. 12, 2005.
The 27 year old played in the NHL in 2006-07 and was 2-2-1 with a goals-against average of 2.68 and a save percentage of .918 in seven games with Boston and 1-5-1 with a goals-against average of 3.46 in eight games with Detroit. He also played in the AHL where he was 1-1-0 with a goals-against average of 2.93 in two games for Grand Rapids.