TORONTO, Ontario – The Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League announced that they have signed former Toledo goaltender Joey MacDonald.
The Reading Royals are the ECHL affiliate of the Maple Leafs of the NHL and the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League.
The 29 year old 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.
MacDonald was 14-26-6 with a shutout, a goals-against average of 3.37 and a save percentage of .901 in 49 games with the New York Islanders in 2008-09. He was named the MeiGray ECHL Alumnus Of The Month and the NHL’s Third Star Of The Month for November after making 14 consecutive starts and going 8-5-1 with a goals-against average of 2.64 and a save percentage of .916 while leading NHL goaltenders in games (14), minutes (842) and shots faced (439).
He is 17-34-9 with a shutout, a goals-against average of 3.31 and a save percentage of .900 in 66 games with the Islanders, the Boston Bruins and the Detroit Red Wings.