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Seventh/eighth defender who draws into the bottom pair on occasion


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March 2020 – Donaghey is currently a member of the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL, a Tampa Bay affiliate. His NHL rights are currently unowned and his production has dropped off from last season. His 43 points in 64 games last season allowed for some hope that Donaghey could get back to the AHL level with some time but this season he has struggled to a 21-point season in 60 games which likely casts some doubt on his AHL potential at this point. He isn’t going to be a factor for the fantasy community moving forward. Tony Ferrari

June 2019 – Donaghey did not get a qualifying offer from the Sharks which means he becomes an unrestricted free agent.  Jokke Nevalainen

September 2017 – Donaghey had the best campaign of his junior hockey career but any enthusiasm should be tempered. Traded twice during this past year, from Moncton to Charlottetown before the season started, Charlottetown to Val d’Or, then Val d’Or to Sherbrooke three days later. With Charlottetown Donaghey produced at nearly a point-per-game pace with 10 goals and 25 assists in 37 games. With the subsequent trade to Sherbrooke he only managed a single goal and 4 assists in 15 games. A drop this precipitous from a 20-year-old in junior hockey this is, to put it mildly, not good. Nothing to see here. Brad Phillips

November 2016 – Skating in his fifth QMJHL season, his first with the Charlottetown Islanders, Donaghey is tied for the lead in defencemen scoring with 23 points through the team’s first 19 games. The 20-year-old Donaghey has never shown to be an elite scorer from the back end, so this level of production is likely, not sustainable, but notable all the same.  Brad Phillips

February 2016 – Donaghey is a mobile offensive-minded defender that has been well traveled in the Quebec Major Junior League. He currently plays out of Moncton for the Wildcats after stops in Halifax, Quebec and Rouyn-Noranda. He earned himself an NHL contract by showing decent upside to the Toronto Maple Leafs as an invitee to prospect camp after being passed over in the draft after being ranked just inside the top 150, which was a “dream-come true” as the Leafs were his boyhood favorite. He has recently been dealt to Ottawa as part of the Dion Phaneuf trade, and fits in as a prospect with a better outlook than many of the current Sens projections. As a likely pro next year, his transition should be monitored as he is yet to ‘wow’ but can make an impact. Currently he has 23 points including six goals in 38 games this season. The goals are noted because he actually scores amongst the QMJHL top-10 on defensive goals when pro-rated. Jason Banks

Fantasy Upside 2.5
NHL Certainty 2.0
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Free Agent
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth May 10, 1996
Height 6‘1”
Weight 194 lbs
Drafted No


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Pinnacle Growlers U18 AAANLU18MHL17 5 1116 22|Playoffs6 1 67 10 
  Canada Atlantic U17WHC-175 0 00 4|        
 2012-2013 Rouyn-Noranda HuskiesQMJHL24 3 36 4|        
  Québec RempartsQMJHL14 0 11 4|        
  Canada Atlantic U17WHC-175 0 11 2|        
 2013-2014 Québec RempartsQMJHL67 9 2938 24|Playoffs5 1 78
 2014-2015 Québec RempartsQMJHL27 4 1115 24|        
 2015-2016 Halifax MooseheadsQMJHL21 4 711 33|        
  Moncton WildcatsQMJHL30 7 1926 30|Playoffs17 1 78 16 
 2016-2017 Charlottetown IslandersQMJHL37 10 2535 26|        
  Sherbrooke PhoenixQMJHL15 1 45 13|        
 2017-2018 Belleville SenatorsAHL1 0 00 0|        
  Brampton BeastECHL54 9 716 20|        
 2018-2019 Orlando Solar BearsECHL64 15 2843 76|Playoffs2 0 00
 2019-2020 Orlando Solar BearsECHL60 4 1721 69|        
 2020-2021 Odense BulldogsDenmark29 8 1220 -|        
  Aalborg PiratesDenmark17 3 69 32|Playoffs16 3 811 31 
 2021-2022 Rytiri KladnoCzechia34 1 12 18|        
 2022-2023 HK NitraSlovakia30 4 812 10|        
  HK NitraContinental Cup3 0 11 4|        
  Fehérvár AV19ICEHL13 1 23 6|Playoffs6 0 11
 2023-2024 Cardiff DevilsEIHL44 7 2128 18|Playoffs3 1 01
  Cardiff DevilsEIHL Cup10 1 78 2|        
  Cardiff DevilsContinental Cup6 1 23 0|