Islanders trade MacDonald to Flyers for two draft picks

  • Tyler Race
(Photo Courtesy of Islesnation.com)

(Photo Courtesy of Islesnation.com)

On the eve of the trade deadline, the Islanders are making some moves. Most notably, perhaps, is trading defenseman Andrew MacDonald to the Philadelphia Flyers for two draft picks. In exchange for MacDonald, the Islanders will receive third-round pick in the 2014 draft, as well as a second-round draft pick in 2015 and prospect Matt Mengene. The 27-year-old MacDonald has spent his entire six-year NHL career with the Islanders, and has played a major role in the organization this year. Averaging more than 25 minutes per-game, MacDonald has four goals and 20 assists during the 2013-2014 season and is one of the top shot-blockers in the league. The now former Islander, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent following the season, returns to Philadelphia to play alongside Mark Streit. The two played together with the Islanders before Steit was traded to the Flyers prior to the 2013-14 season. The Islanders return to action Tuesday night, when they look to bounce back from back-to-back losses to the Devils and the Panthers, as they take on the Winnipeg Jets. For all of the latest information on all of your favorite New York teams, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook! Follow Tyler on Twitter, too!

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