COLUMBUS, GA - The Columbus River Dragons announced today that the team has signed a dominating offensive force, inking high-scoring center Justin MacDonald to a PTO for the 2023-24 season.

The 32-year-old MacDonald comes in with an impressive list of credentials, having won three league titles at this level. He has also been named FPHL Most Valuable Player twice, and also won the honor last season in the SPHL after leading the league in goals (34), assists (45) and points (79). He has also twice led the FPHL in goals including a career-high 60 in 2021-22 with the Watertown Wolves.

Over the span of his career the 6-1, 201-pound Newmarket, Ontario native appeared in 176 ECHL games, 234 in the SPHL and 124 in the FPHL. In those 124 FPHL games he has an incredible 261 points, for a 2.10 points-per-game average.

Here is a list of MacDonald’s career honors:

Championships (3): 2013 (SPHL), 2015 (FHL/FPHL), 2022 (FPHL)

MVPs (3): 2015 (FHL/FPHL), 2022 (FPHL), 2023 (SPHL)

2014-15: FPHL Most Goals (46), MVP

2018-19: ECHL Player of the Week (Feb. 4 - Feb. 10)

2021-22: FPHL Most Goals (60), Most Points (117), Best Plus/Minus (+87), FPHL First Team All-Star, FPHL Forwards of the Year selection, MVP

2022-23: SPHL Most Goals (34), Most Assists (45), Most Points (79), First Team All-Star, MVP

MacDonald will join the rest of his River Dragons teammates when training camp opens in October, with the home opener slated for November 17th against the Mississippi Sea Wolves. Full season tickets are on sale now with no price increase from last season! Call (706) 507-4625 or visit to lock up your seats for all the high-flying excitement today!