Kelly Buchberger: “Colin has come a long way since last year and doesn’t leave anything in the locker room. He hasn’t got a lot of quality ice time, but he makes things happen in the time he does get. He’s a good skater who reads plays well, has a good shot and a quick release. And how he has progressed is directly the result of hard work.”
That’s some high praise. McDonald scored a huge goal tonight, his first as a pro player. It tied the game for Springfield late (very late, 19:18 of the 3rd period) and puts McDonald at 7gp, 1-4-5 in his first few weeks in pro hockey.
The quote from Buchberger is available in this article from Bruce Berlet.