Sudbury Wolves add top-six left wing
The Sudbury Wolves pulled the trigger on a big trade Sunday, bringing in forward Michael MacDonald from the London Knights.
MacDonald, a sophomore left wing, put up 25 goals and 20 assists in his rookie season with the Knights.
Wolves head coach Trent Cull spoke about the necessity of bringing in another offensive threat due to the team’s current injury woes.
"We have two of our best offensive players on the sidelines for another three weeks," he says.
"We need some offensive help for sure and Michael sounds like he will be a good fit for us moving forward."
Sudbury Wolves General Manager Blaine Smith also acknowledged the offensive contribution MacDonald would bring to the team.
"He scored 25 goals last season so he will certainly help our offence,” he says.
Smith also expects the left wing to help out with special teams.
“He will also help us in key situations as he is very good on the penalty-kill," he says.
Smith was not worried about trading a second-round draft pick.
"We acquired draft picks in previous trades with the intention of moving some of them for players that can help us now and in the future,” he says.
MacDonald has 17 points in 21 games so far this season. He also played for Team OHL in the Subway Super Series in London, where he added one assist in one game.
MacDonald will make his debut with the Wolves on Friday night against the Soo Greyhounds. Game time is set for 7:30.