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St. Louis Blues Andy McDonald and Minnesota Wild Mikko Koivu
St. Louis Blues Andy McDonald (L) fights Minnesota Wild Mikko Koivu for the puck during the first period at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on October 23, 2009. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
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Andy McDonald (born August 25, 1977) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre and winger currently playing for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL).

McDonald was first coached by his father, who originally had him play defence, but moved him to forward when it became evident he would be too small to make a career as a defenceman. He played in the Strathroy & District Minor Hockey Association and moved onto the Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs AAA team.

Andy played Junior B hockey for the Strathroy Rockets. In 1994–1995, he was named the Rockets Most Valuable Player and had the best plus-minus as a forward. From the OHA he received Eastern Division MVP, League MVP, and the OHA Player of the Year. In 1995–1996, he again had the best plus-minus as a forward, was Rocket Player of the Year, MVP, and Playoff MVP. He also received the Eastern Division MVP, League MVP, and League Player of the Year that season. In the playoffs Andy scored the game winning goal in overtime of game six against the Aylmer Aces that gave the Rockets a huge upset win and their first playoff series win in 19 years.

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