Troy Donnay - Erie Otters
6'7" - 183 LBS
D.O.B. February 18, 1994
Troy Donnay was acquired by the Erie Otters along with Dane Fox and a couple of draft picks for Gregg McKegg, Tyson Teichmann and Brett Cook. It has been reported that Donnay wasn't happy with his ice time in London and had requested a trade.
Donnay was a fourth (79th overall) round draft pick of the London Knights in the 2010 OHL Priority Draft. He played AAA for the Detroit Belle Tire Under 16 squad where he scored 3 goals and added 18 assists along with 91 penalty minutes in 65 games. During his rookie 2010 - 2011 season he played in just 25 games registering a lone assist.
This season Donnay played in just 23 games for the Knights and had 3 assists. Playing in just his second game with the Otters, Donnay scored his first career OHL goal against the Kitchener Rangers last night, a 6-4 loss.
Standing 6'7" tall Donnay tries to emulate another giant, the Buffalo Sabres Tyler Myers. But the lanky defenseman will have to work hard to add some mass and muscle this coming off season. Donnay will have to make the best of his opportunities in Erie and should see increased ice time there as well. He even got some power play time last night, in fact, his goal was a power play goal.
I'm not sure Donnay has a high offensive upside but when he fills out his frame he will have the ability to be a very good shut down defenseman who could physically dominate opponents. He can play with an edge. He's somewhat of an awkward skater, but at 6'7" most are, but he's able to close gaps mainly because of his reach.
Donnay will definitely be a project if an NHL team selects him in 2012. If so, you could see him taken in the mid to late rounds.