Jacob MacDonald recently made his NHL debut at 25 and scored in his first game. To say that this was likely 3 years ago would be a tremendous long-shot. How did this player have such a meteoric rise after his NCAA time with Cornell? As a defenseman he amassed just 4G 17A in 104 GP with Cornell, never leading their defense in scoring in any season. Then he goes to ECHL in 2015-16 full-time where he somehow leads the D in scoring despite being youngest on the team (37 pts). Next season is split ECHL/AHL where he posts good numbers in both leagues. Then last year in his first full AHL season, he LEADS NJ's AHL team in scoring with 20G 25A 55 PTS! Next best D only had 21 PTS. Then he signs with Florida this Summer and makes the team. Its just a very unlikely career path given the low production in college. Anyone have a chance to watch him last year?