TOLEDO, OH – With close to half of the announced signings this summer coming on the blueline, it seems to only make sense the Toledo Walleye would announce another blueline signing for this coming season, right?

Monday, the team announced Jacob MacDonald will join the defensive corps for the coming season.

Hailing from nearby Brighton, MI, MacDonald spent two years in the USHL with the Waterloo Black Hawks putting up 40 points (twelve goals and twenty-eight assists) in eighty-seven games. From there, MacDonald spent four years at Cornell University putting up 21 points (four goals and seventeen assists) for his career. Following his senior year, McDonald moved to ECHL to the Elmira Jackals for eight games putting up three points (one goal and two assist).

Moving to ECHL full-time for the 2015-2016 campaign, the offensive defenseman put in an impressive 37 points (seventeen goals and twenty assists) in 72 games for Elmira. MacDonald also found himself on the ECHL All-Rookie team last year. MacDonald now comes to Toledo on a trade that sent ECHL veteran Kyle Bushee to Elmira.

After Toledo had it’s struggles on defense last year which included guys like Andrew Prochno, a rookie that needs more experience in ECHL, or Jared Nightingale and Joe Sova who are two guys at the end of their career and both lacked speed, MacDonald adds scoring and a punch to the Toledo defense.

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