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Fantasy Summary

A shoot-first winger with a heavy approach to the game.


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March 2022 – Falling short in his Frozen Four journey, McDonough’s sophomore season has officially come to an end. With that, the sharpshooter’s focus turned to his next big decision – to turn pro or return for his Senior year. Ultimately, the 22-year-old has elected to return to the NCAA and complete his Degree. Given his offensive upside, a top-six spot in Abbottsford was likely, as well an opportunity to improve his skating alongside a respected skating coach – an area in need of fine-tuning. Instead, he will look to dominate the goal column in his final NCAA season, after which, the Canucks will have until August. 15th, 2023 to ink a deal. Until then, expect more goals – and tons of them. Dave Hall

March 2022 – McDonough capped off a (personal) career NCAA season with a late third-period goal, leading his Northeastern Huskies to a Hockey East Championship. This was fitting, as the 22-year-old enjoyed a Junior season to remember, falling just two short to the Nation’s leader in goals. He contributed 36 points (23G + 13A) over 35 games and has officially solidified himself as one of the Canucks’ top sharpshooting prospects. Not bad for a seventh-round pick. While he has a Frozen Four tournament to focus on, there is potential for him to turn pro, joining the Abbotsford Canucks by season’s end. Dave Hall

March 2021 – Northeastern’s 2020-21 run fell short, but Aidan McDonough’s sophomore campaign was certainly one to find value in. Despite a condensed season, the 21-year-old bested his previous rookie points-per-game, finishing at a solid 0.95 clip. He notched 10 goals on the year, with six of those stemming from the man-advantage, which has undoubtedly become a staple of his game. He has blossomed into a prominent scoring threat and has found a comfortable home on his forehand half-wall. With two years of collegiate hockey under his belt, there is a possibility for him to turn pro. However, the likely scenario is for him to return to the NCAA to fulfill his Junior year. Overall, the sharpshooting, seventh-round-pick, continues to trend towards “steal” territory. Dave Hall

January 2020 – Aidan McDonough has transitioned quite smoothly to the NCAA. The 20-year-old freshman has found a home on Northeastern’s top line and top power-play unit. His effectiveness on the man-advantage has been massive as he currently co-leads the nation with eight PPGs. The 6’3 winger is third in the nation for first-year players with 18 points in 17 games. This is shaping up to be a tremendous seventh-round selection by the Canucks. Cam Robinson

June 2019 – The Vancouver Canucks selected the 19-year-old after a strong USHL campaign. The American winger is your typical late bloomer. He spent his draft-eligible campaign dominating the Massessechusettes prep circuit while finding coordination and comfort in his 6-3 frame. McDonough is a terrific finisher – capable of converting from all over the offensive end. He plays a heavy, power forward game that has become more impressive as the year went on. McDonough is travelling a well-worn path by Canucks prospects by going Prep School to the USHL and finally to Northeastern University. Next fall, McDonough will join fellow Canuck, Tyler Madden with the Huskies and look to keep the development arc trending upwards. Cam Robinson

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country USA
Position LW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth November 6, 1999
Height 6‘3”
Weight 190 lbs
Drafted Round 7; Overall: 195

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Thayer Academy USHS-Prep24 4 48 -|        
  Cape Cod Whalers 16U AAAMHSL U1615 6 1016 4|        
 2015-2016 Thayer Academy USHS-Prep31 25 1944 -|        
  Cape Cod Whalers 16U AAAMHSL U1610 7 512 0|        
 2016-2017 Team Columbia USA-S175 3 36 -|        
  Thayer Academy USHS-Prep30 22 2749 -|        
  Cape Cod Whalers 18U AAAMHSL U1811 7 18 2|        
  Cape Cod Whalers 18U AAA18U AAA15 10 717 -|      <