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Panthers Loan D Jacob MacDonald to T-Birds

October 13, 2018 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Springfield Thunderbirds News Release

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the Panthers have loaned defenseman Jacob MacDonald to the club's American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds.

MacDonald, 25, appeared in two games with the Panthers and scored his first NHL goal in his NHL debut on Oct. 6 at Tampa Bay. He led the AHL among defensemen with 20 goals and 55 points a season ago with the Binghamton Devils.

Up next, Springfield completes a home-and-home series with the Phantoms with its home-opener on Saturday, October 13, presented by MGM Springfield.

The action begins with a pregame Block Party presented by Community Bank at 4 p.m. at MGM Springfield's outdoor plaza, featuring a live music performance by Top Shelf. The Thunderbirds complete the three-game weekend with Kids Opening Day against the Providence Bruins at 3:05 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14. Tickets for all games are available at

?Springfield Thunderbirds fans are encouraged to visit to learn more about 2018-19 Thunderbirds Season Ticket Memberships. Packages include a wide range of benefits, including the lowest prices for the 2019 Lexus AHL All-Star Classic presented by MGM Springfield. For more information or to order now, call (413) 739-GOAL (4625) or visit

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