On the second day of the 2021 NHL Draft, forward Cam MacDonald was drafted 160th overall in the 5th round to the back-to-back Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning. The Lightning and Sea Dogs have draft chemistry over the years as MacDonald joins Mathieu Joseph, Bokondji Imama and Maxim Cajkovic as Sea Dogs who have heard their name called by the Florida-based club.
MacDonald was drafted to the Sea Dogs in the third round of the 2019 QMJHL Entry Draft but played his rookie season in the USHL as a member of the Sioux Falls Stampede. Originally a commit to Boston College, it was announced MacDonald would forego his NCAA eligibility and join the Sea Dogs in June of last year.
In 30 games this regular season, MacDonald scored 10 goals and added seven assists. MacDonald found a scoring touch in the post-season lighting the lamp four times in six games and adding an assist for five points.
MacDonald joins teammates Jérémie Poirier (2020, 3rd round CGY), William Villeneuve (2020, 4th round TOR), Ryan Francis (2020, 5th round CGY), and William Dufour (2020, 5th round NYI) as current Sea Dogs drafted to the NHL.
A full list of NHL Draft selections can be found here.