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Saturday 15 June

DEVILS SIGN CANADIAN JOSH MACDONALD

Forward Joins his former coach after winning together in Germany

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Pictured above: MacDonald in action with Krefeld last season (photo credit Imago)

The Cardiff Devils are pleased to confirm the signing of 30-year-old Josh MacDonald. 

The Canadian forward played for Krefeld in the German DEL2 last season scoring 16 goals and 16 assists in 36 games.  He added 7 points in 7 playoff games (3 goals, 4 assists). 

Before that, he played two seasons for Devils’ Head Coach Pete Russell in Ravensburg (Germany) and together they won the DEL2 Championship in 2023.  That season he scored 23 goals and 20 assists in 50 games and another 18 points (7 goals, 11 assists) in the playoffs. 

CLICK HERE for MacDonald's career stats

MacDonald-ravensburg1.jpgPictured above:  MacDonald celebrates a goal with Ravensburg in 2023 (photo credit Imago)

Prior to Russell signing him in Germany, he led the Aalborg Pirates in scoring with 26 goals and 31 assists in 44 games playing in the top Danish league.

Originally from London, Ontario, MacDonald played 5 years in major junior, first with the Barrie Colts then with the Peterborough Petes of the OHL. 

Head Coach Pete Russell is pleased to be reunited with MacDonald. He spoke about this latest signing:

“Josh is a great guy, a really skilled player who can create offence with or without the puck.

“He can make plays and has a great shot. Outside his offensive capabilities he is also responsible defensively and a team first guy.

“I am very pleased to bring him to Cardiff, I know first-hand what kind of player he is and what he can bring to a team.”


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