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Cornell alum Jacob MacDonald a shining star in Binghamton

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BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- AHL All-Star defenseman Jacob MacDonald has blossomed into a shining star on a struggling Binghamton Devils team this season.

The Cornell alum leads the B-Devils with 34 points (14 goals and 20 assists), scoring the game-winning goal in overtime Saturday against Rochester.

MacDonald's former team in Ithaca is starting to take notice.

"I think [MacDonald] represents our program very well," said Cornell hockey head coach Mike Schafer. "He came in, and he battled. He persevered. He made himself a better hockey player. His commitment to strength and conditioning in the summer. He's a tremendous skater. He can get up and down the ice, and he just continues to grow as a hockey player. It wouldn't surprise me sometime soon that he gets a shot to play in the NHL." 

"I trained with [MacDonald] a week or two before my freshman year coming in, so he kind of mentored me in that aspect," said Cornell hockey junior forward Anthony Angello. "I've been pretty close with him ever since. I still keep in touch with him, so it was nice to see his special little shootout move [in the AHL Skills Competition] the other night." 

MacDonald and the B-Devils host the Laval Rocket Wednesday night.

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