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Kirk MacDonald

School

Rensselaer

Position
Forward
G
12
A
15
PTS
27
+/-
-9
Kirk MacDonald

Classroom

Has a cumulative grade point average of 2.73 as a management major in Rensselaer’s prestigious Lally School of Management & Technology and is in line to graduate on May 19, 2007. Is a three-time Dean’s List honoree and a part of Olympia, Rensselaer’s Student-Athlete Honor Society. Kirk aspires to work in business management, higher education athletic administration and/or coaching, or for a non-profit agency following his playing career.

Character

The two-time captain was a part of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. He missed the 2005-06 season while battling testicular cancer. Won the Rensselaer Alumni Association (RAA) 2007 Community Service Award and is a 2007 Hockey Humanitarian Award finalist

Community

Helped to organize a season-long head-shaving campaign to raise funds for cancer research and awareness of the importance of being tested and educated; Raised over $11,000, which was donated to the Lance Armstrong Foundation; The gift was one of the largest ever donated by a college of RPI’s size through a grass roots campaign. Helped organize a jersey raffle, including procuring the main prize (a signed Washington Capitals jersey), to raise additional funds for cancer research as well as the awareness of the importance of being tested and educated.

In April 2006 he worked on committee for the First Annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life at Rensselaer which raised over $124,000; the amount raised was the most ever by a first time entrant; Rensselaer was awarded the “Nationwide Number One Rookie Youth Event” award by the American Cancer Society. He is currently involved in organizing the Second Annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life. In the summer of 2006 he was named to American Cancer Society Youth Council for New York & New Jersey and participated in conference calls throughout the summer; Unable to participate during hockey season due to conferences directly conflicting with hockey.

Competition

2004-05: Had 36 points (16g, 20a), 8 power play goals, 1 shorthanded goal and 4 game-winning goals. Was first on team in goals, points, power play goals, game-winning goals, and shorthanded goals and second on team in assists. Third in ECAC Hockey League in game-winning goals, fourth in power play goals and power play points, sixth in scoring, eighth in assists, tenth in overall goals and 18th in NCAA in game-winning goals. Two-time ECAC Hockey League Weekly Honor Roll, ECAC Hockey League Player of the Week once, USCHO.com National Player of the Week Honorable Mention once, Inside College Hockey.com National Player of the Week Runner-Up once. Won the Team’s Most Valuable Player Award and the Team’s Coaches Award.

Redshirt Season in 2005-06 while recovering from bout with cancer. This year is the captain of the team and currently has 20 points (8 goals, 12 assists), 5 power play goals, and 1 game-winning goal in 27 games. Is second on team in goals, assists, points, and power play goals, 14th in ECAC Hockey League in power play points (12) and 16th in power play goals. Has been on the ECAC Hockey League Weekly Honor Roll twice (Nov. 20 & Feb. 12) and is a 2007 NCAA Pontiac Frozen Four Skills Challenge finalist.