Milwaukee, WI—The Admirals announced today that the team has signed defenseman Matt Donovan to a two-year American Hockey League contract extension that runs through the 2021-22 season.
Currently in his second season with the Admirals, Donovan has recorded 16 goals and 51 assists for 67 points while playing in 122 contests. During the 2019-20 campaign he is second among the team’s defensemen with 32 points (5g-27a), including 12 points on the power-play, and is also a +16 with 58 penalty minutes. During his first year in Milwaukee he was tied for third overall on the club in scoring (11g-24a=35pts) and was selected to represent the Admirals at the 2019 AHL All-Star Classic, the second time in his career he played in the event.
The first Oklahoma native to skate in the National Hockey League, Donovan played two games with the Predators last season, notching an assist in the process, and has totaled 20 points (2g-18a) in 69 career games in the NHL with the Preds and New York Islanders. During the 203-14 season he scored a pair of goals and added 14 assists in 52 games with the Islanders, his most successful season in the NHL.
The University of Denver alum has played in 379 career AHL contests with the Admirals, Bridgeport Sound Tigers, and Rochester Americans, scoring 56 goals and dishing out 151 assists for 217 points, while accumulating a 395 penalty minutes and a +35 rating. The Edmond, OK native also won a gold medal with TeamUSA at the 2010 World Junior Championship.
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