It’s been a weird year for the Florida Panthers, and it’s also been a weird year for Jacob MacDonald. MacDonald, who is currently 25 years of age, is playing hockey in the minors for the Springfield Thunderbirds.
When he first arrived at the organization, things didn’t start this way. In fact, he actually started the season in the big leagues with the Panthers, playing in the season opener against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
To add more context behind this, MacDonald has worked incredibly hard to reach that point in his life, starting all the way down in the ECHL and working his way up as one of the league’s best defensemen over in the AHL.