The second Wildcat ranked in this weekends NHL Entry Draft is forward Anderson MacDonald.
Originally from Quispamsis, Anderson grew up playing hockey in New Brunswick, spending his two years of Midget AAA with the Saint John Vito’s. During his time there he put up impressive numbers, producing more than a point per game during his two years in Saint John, earning himself a first round pick in the QMJHL. Drafted by the Sherbrooke Phoenix 10th overall in 2016 he made an immediate impact during his rookie season in the Q. In his 16-year-old campaign he played in 50 regular season games, recording 29 goals and 12 assists for 41 points.
POS: Left Wing
Wt: 205 lbs
This past summer before being traded to Moncton, Anderson was part of the gold medal winning Canadian team at the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, adding valuable experience headed into his second year in the QMJHL.
Following the trade back home to NB, Anderson suited up for 58 games this season, notching 27 goals and 18 assists for a 45 point season with the Wildcats. During the season he also took part in the Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Guelph Ontario as part of team Orr, recording two assists in the match.
Anderson continues to be committed to his development as he heads into his 18-year-old season. He is a big body in front of the net, providing a strong presence and is able to beat goalies in tight. His offensive game is his strong suite and he has an exceptional ability to shoot the puck from all areas of the ice. In the final ranking of NHL Central Scouting reports, Anderson is projected to be selected in the 101st spot this weekend.
On behalf of the entire Wildcats organization, we wish Anderson all the best at this weekend’s NHL Draft.