Right Wing Leads ECHL's Reading with 21 Goals

Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, in their 17th season in the American Hockey League, announced that forward Kirk MacDonald has been signed to a Professional Tryout Agreement from the ECHL's Reading Royals. With the move, the P-Bruins have 23 players on their roster, including 14 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders.

MacDonald, 25, began the season with the P-Bruins, going scoreless in one game during his 11-day stint with the club in October. Aside from another stretch in the AHL with the Iowa Chops from January 28 to February 11, the right wing has spent the majority of the year with Reading, totaling 39 points in 44 games. MacDonald leaves the Royals leading the club with 21 goals and ranking third in points. He was named the third star in Reading's 5-2 win over the Wheeling Nailers last night after tallying two goals, including the game-winner. The multiple-point outing was his 13th of the season. MacDonald recently posted points in eight straight ECHL games from January 10 to February 15, netting nine goals and 15 points over that span.

The third-year pro split the 2007-08 season between the AHL and ECHL with the Albany River Rats and Florida Everblades, respectively. MacDonald registered two points (g, a) in 11 contests with Albany in addition to 34 points (14g, 20a) in 43 contests for Florida. In his professional career, the undrafted product from Victoria, British Columbia, has 79 points (38g, 41a) in 117 games, along with three goals in 11 playoff contests.

Prior to turning pro, MacDonald played four seasons for the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Engineers. While in New York, the two-year R.P.I. captain recorded 103 points (47g, 56a) in 137 games.

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