HUNTSVILLE, AL - Huntsville Havoc
head coach Glenn Detulleo announced today that the team has re-signed veteran forwards Mike MacDonald and Ray Ortiz. Both players are the only remaining members of the 2009-10 President's Cup Championship team.
MacDonald will be returning for his fourth season with the Havoc. In 165 games in a Havoc uniform, the New Glasgow, Nova Scotia native has scored 54 goals and recorded 85 assists. He has scored 67 goals and recorded 106 assists in 285 career games. He has also scored eight goals and recorded eight assists in 21 career playoff games. He currently ranks sixth of the all-time Havoc list for games played, fifth in goals, fourth in assists and fourth in total points.
"I'm looking forward to coaching Mac for an entire season," Detulleo said. "He's a huge contributor for us on both ends of the ice. With our style of play this season, there is no reason Mac can't set career highs in point production and as our Captain, I look to Mike to continue being a great leader to our younger players."
"This was a very easy decision for me to make," MacDonald said. "The Havoc are a top-notch organization from top to bottom and the fans are the best around. I look forward to playing for Glenn and doing whatever I can to make sure this team wins."
Ortiz returns to Huntsville for his fifth season. The Charlestown, Massachusetts native has played in 212 games for the Havoc and scored 60 goals and recorded 85 assists. He has scored 69 goals and recorded 99 assists in 278 career games. He also has seven goals and five assists in 26 career playoff games. He currently ranks second on the all-time Havoc list for games played, fourth in goals scored, fourth in assists and third in total points.
"There was no doubt that I wanted Ray as one of my vets this season," Detuello said. "He is one of the most consistent and complete players I've played with during my career. I'm confident with our up tempo style of play that Ray will have the opportunity to produce more offense."
"I'm very much looking forward to coming back to Huntsville for another season," Ortiz said. "Having played with Glenn behind the bench for such a short time last season, I look forward to having him there for an entire season, and am honored to be part of his first season as a coach. I also look forward to the challenge of bringing the President's Cup back to Huntsville to our very deserving fans, organization, and coach."