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Avalanche gives AHL defenseman Jacob MacDonald two-year extension

A day after extending its top American Hockey League scorer in forward T.J. Tynan, the Avalanche on Friday extended the Colorado Eagles’ second-leading scorer in defenseman Jacob MacDonald.

MacDonald, who leads all AHL defensemen with 16 goals, agreed to a two-year contract through the 2021-22 season.

A former four-year defenseman at Cornell, MacDonald has 42 points in 56 games for the Eagles. He was acquired by the Avalanche last summer in a trade with Florida that sent forward Dominic Toninato to the Panthers.

MacDonald, 27, has played in two career NHL games, both with the Panthers in 2018-19.