Jan 21, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Islanders defenseman Andrew MacDonald (47) skates against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. The New York Islanders won the game 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Trade Deadline: Flyers Acquire MacDonald From Islanders


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Defenseman Andrew MacDonald has a new home, and it’s just a couple hours from where he used to be. The New York Islanders have trade MacDonald to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for a 2014 3rd rounder and a 2015 2nd rounder.

MacDonald was one of the more coveted defensemen available this year, and will certainly help the Flyers as they continue to push towards a spot in the NHL Playoffs. The Islanders wanted to originally keep MacDonald — who is an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season — but the player rejected a contract offer from the team earlier in the year, thus forcing them to look for a deal.

In 63 games this year, MacDonald has 4 goals and 20 assists. He has averaged 25:25 minutes per game in ice time.

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