Fantasy Summary

His size, skating and pedigree have exceeded his actual play on the ice so far in his young career. He just needs more time to improve and develop in the OHL.


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September 2023 – Donovan played all three games in the prospects tournament held in Buffalo. For a young defender, it can be a good thing to not be noticeable on the ice and that could be said of Donovan for most of this tournament. His mobility is impressive and he skates the puck up ice quite well. He will need to improve his decision making and positioning. He should be back for another season in the OHL. Grant Campbell


May 2023 – Donovan had a breakout offensive year with Hamilton in the OHL where he had 12 goals and 33 assists in 55 games. Donovan just turned 19, so he will have another season in the OHL next year where he will hope to round out his overall game and continue to improve. His stock is rising and he could have a big year.  Grant Campbell


August 2022 – The 18-year-old son of former NHLer Shean Donovan is blessed with excellent speed and mobility on the back end. He struggled at times last year with Hamilton in the OHL where he had three goals and 19 assists in 64 games. He is a very intriguing pick by Ottawa as he possesses all of the tools to be a very good top-four defender in the NHL. Grant Campbell

Fantasy Upside 3.5
NHL Certainty 5.0
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth April 5, 2004
Height 6‘2”
Weight 183 lbs
Drafted 2022 Round 5; Overall: 136


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2017-2018 Upper Canada Cyclones U14 AAAHEO U1427 2 911 12|        
  Upper Canada Cyclones U15 AAAHEO U151 0 00 0|        
 2018-2019 Upper Canada Cyclones U15 AAAHEO U1529 9 1221 26|        
  Kanata Lasers U18 AAAHEO U183 0 22 0|        
  Pro Hockey Selects U15WSI U156 0 00 0|        
 2019-2020 Kanata Lasers U18 AAAHEO U1838 8 1927 20|Playoffs4 2 35
 2020-2021 Carleton Place CanadiansCCHL0 0 00 0|        
 2021-2022 Brantford BulldogsMemorial Cup5 0 00 4|        
  Brantford BulldogsOHL64 3 1922 29|Playoffs13 1 23
 2022-2023 Brantford BulldogsOHL55 12 3345 51|Playoffs6 1 34
  Belleville SenatorsAHL2 0 00 0|        
 2023-2024 Brantford BulldogsOHL34 9 1928 34|        
  Saginaw SpiritOHL32 4 1418 39|Playoffs10 1 56
  Canada U20WJC-205 0 00 0|