INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - The Kansas City Mavericks have received goaltender Mason McDonald from the team’s AHL affiliate, the Stockton Heat.
McDonald, 21, played in 29 games for the Adirondack Thunder of the ECHL last season, finishing the year with a 2.72 Goals Against Average and an .897 Save Percentage while compiling a 13-9-3 record.
The 6-foot-4, 200-pound goalie was the second round pick of the Calgary Flames in the 2014 NHL Draft, the 34th overall selection in that year’s draft class. He comes to Kansas City with a decorated resume that includes a gold medal with Canada at the U-18 team World Juniors in 2013 before being named Best Goaltender at the tournament after posting a 1.94 Goals Against Average and .930 Save Percentage in six games.
The Halifax, Nova Scotia native also won the Ivan Hlinka Gold Medal with Canada in 2013-14. In juniors, McDonald spent four seasons in the QMJHL, split between Acadie-Bathurst (2012-13, 13-14) and Charlottetown (2013-14, 14-15, 15-16).
The Mavericks will hold their annual Black-Orange intrasquad game Wednesday night at 6 p.m., free and open to the public. All fans are encouraged to bring new or gently-worn clothing, canned food or monetary donations for the Community Services League.
The team opens its season at Tulsa on Friday, Oct. 13 at 7:05 p.m. and will hold its home opener on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 7:05 p.m. against Wichita. Season tickets, mini packs and single-game tickets remain on sale.
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