Monday, June 02, 2008

Whalers deal McDonald to Ottawa for futures

The Plymouth Whalers announced the trade today of right wing Steven McDonald to the Ottawa 67's for future considerations.

McDonald, 18, was selected by the Whalers in the fourth round (76th overall) of the 2006 OHL Priority Selection.

"A lot of teams expected him to go earlier than the fourth round," Plymouth GM Mike Vellucci said on draft day. "He's a tough winger, goes up-and-down his wing, has some hands and can score. Overall, he's a solid player."

However, McDonald did not see any action with the Whalers early last season after making the team out of training camp.

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