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The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired defenseman Andrew MacDonald from the New York Islanders in a trade for two draft picks and center Matt Mangene.

MacDonald has four goals and 24 points in 63 games this season while earning lots of ice time on a poor defensive Islanders team. It will be interesting to see if he pairs with former defense partner Mark Streit, the more offensive of the two defensemen. A pending UFA in July, MacDonald will likely make more than his current $575,000 salary he earns now.

Mangene has three goals and six points in 51 games this season for Adirondack of the American Hockey League and will continue to play a depth role with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

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Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page: http://www.thehockeyhouse.net

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