MATT DONOVAN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Dee Karl: Donovan Gets A Ferry Ride

For Matt Donovan's post game honesty regarding his mistake on the ice, he gets a ferry ticket to Bridgeport. In his place, Calvin deHaan will finally get his shot in Uniondale. It was another heartbreaker as the Isles continue to fall short on the score board. But Jack Capuano seemed to believe that "it was a costly turnover" that lead to yet another loss. Matt...
Via HockeyBuzz
November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Rookie defenseman Donovan steps up for Islanders

Two games was just enough for Matt Donovan to gain some perspective. The Islanders rookie defenseman returned from his short stint as a healthy scratch to play well in Thursday’s 3-2 home win over the Oilers. After the team’s mandatory off day Friday Donovan was expected to be back in the lineup on Saturday night when the Hurricanes come to the Coliseum. The 23-year-old made...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Dan Petriw: Isles look to right the ship tonight

The Islanders will look to end a three game winless streak tonight in Long Island against the struggling Edmonton Oilers. Matt Donovan will return to the line up tonight as well as Colin McDonald. With the team speed that the Oilers possess it only makes sense that Donovan replaces Matt Carkner. While the Oilers have been giving up goals at a remarkable clip; they have a high...
Via HockeyBuzz
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Dee Karl: Matt Donovan Has a Day

Matt Donovan has been a bit of an oddity since he was drafted in 2008. Yes, 2008. The same year as Josh Bailey and Travis Hamonic. To be fair, it’s also the same year as Jyri Niemi and Jared Spurgeon. But good defensemen take time to develop. Not all of them will turn out to be a Drew Doughty. (They also make for good reading with your morning coffee if you had Newsday...
Via HockeyBuzz
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Donovan, from Oklahoma, proves he can play in NHL

Don't jump to conclusions. Islanders rookie Matt Donovan may have spent his formative years on the hot wind-swept plains of Oklahoma where football is king and ice is mostly found in beverages. But he was on skates before he can remember -- "2 or 3" he guessed -- and driving a Zamboni by the time he was a teen -- "a rink rat my whole life." His father a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Top Ten Prospects in the Islanders' System: Number Eight, Matt Donovan

Coming in at number eight on Islander Country's list of the top ten prospects in the Islanders' system is 2008 fourth round pick (96th overall), defenseman Matt Donovan. Donovan, a U.S. born defenseman from Oklahoma, finished up his second season with the Islanders' American Hockey League Affiliate Bridgeport Sound Tigers last season. It was a second solid season for...
Via Sports Blog Net
July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Dee Karl: BST: Matt Donovan Nets the GWG

Another game that could have limped into an overtime period if not for Matt Donovan being able to break the tie with less than eight minutes left of the third period with his second goal of the night to give the Tigers a 4-3 win over Albany Devils improving their season stats to 13-11-1-2. (I always liked that kid from the Midwest!) Casey Cizikas started the Tigers scoring at...
Via HockeyBuzz
December 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Bridgeport Sound Tigers 4, Connecticut Whale 3 (OT)

By Brian Ring Bridgeport, CT, March 25, 2012 - The Connecticut Whale were defeated by the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 4-3 in overtime, Sunday afternoon at the Webster Bank Arena. Matt Donovan scored the game-winning goal for Bridgeport with two seconds left in overtime while the Sound Tigers were on a power-play. Andre Deveaux, Mike Vernace and Tommy Grant all scored for Connecticut...
Via Sox and Dawgs
March 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Connecticut falls to Bridgeport in OT, losing streak at three

Bridgeport Sound Tigers 4, Connecticut Whale 3 (OT) By Brian Ring Bridgeport, CT, March 25, 2012 – The Connecticut Whale were defeated by the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 4-3 in overtime, Sunday afternoon at the Webster Bank Arena. Matt Donovan scored the game-winning goal for Bridgeport with two seconds left in overtime while the Sound Tigers were on a power-play. Andre Deveaux, Mike...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
March 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Ruegsegger Joins DU Mates In Bridgeport

(above) Tyler Ruegsegger is going to be reunited with former DU teammates Rhett Rakhshani & Matt DonovanFrom: NorwalkPlus.comThe Bridgeport Sound Tigers announced today they have signed forward Tyler Ruegsegger to a professional tryout contract (PTO).Ruegsegger, 23, joins the Sound Tigers after amassing 15 points (eight goals, seven assists) in 22 games with the Alaska Aces of...
Via Let's Go DU
December 10, 2011  |  Discuss
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