Donato signed a two-year, $3.8 million contract with the Wild on Tuesday.
After making the move from Boston to Minnesota at the deadline, Donato notched four goals, 12 helpers and 64 shots while averaging 15:33 of ice time. The 22-year-old's increased role with his new team should see him continue to be mildly productive heading into 2019-20. The winger should be capable of pushing for the 30-point mark and could see some time in the top six.
The Wild has extended Donato a qualifying offer, Jessi Pierce of The Athletic reports.
Donato was one of Minnesota's best players after joining the team via a trade in late February, picking up four goals and 16 points in 22 games while averaging 15:32 of ice time per contest. The 23-year-old American should be ready to take on a full-time, top-six role next season.
Donato was sent down to AHL Iowa on Tuesday.
Iowa has three regular-season contest remaining as it tries to secure a spot in the Calder Cup Playoffs and the addition of Donato should bolster the club's chances. The center logged 22 games with Minnesota this season after being acquired via trade from Boston, in which he registered four goals, 12 helpers and 64 shots. The center saw his ice time jump by over three minute per game with his new club and should benefit from an increased role next season.
Donato registered an assist in Friday's 3-2 win over the Golden Knights.
He's cooled a bit since beginning his Wild career with a five-game point streak after a trade from the Bruins in February, but he still has four goals and 12 helpers in 18 games since the swap. Donato doesn't have much physicality, with only 24 hits and 19 blocked shots in 52 appearances this year, but the point production may make him worth a stash in dynasty leagues using basic scoring categories.
Donato notched two assists in Friday's 2-1 win over the Capitals.
He also chipped in three shots, a hit, a blocked shot and a plus-1 rating. Donato has been a feast-or-famine fantasy asset lately, recording four two-point performances and six goose eggs in the last 10 games, and the second-year forward now has an impressive four goals and 15 points in 15 games since joining the Wild and settling into a top-six role.
Donato assisted on both Wild goals but it wasn't enough Sunday, as Minnesota lost to the Islanders 3-2 in overtime.
Despite losing, Donato logged 4:53 of ice time on the power-play, a season high. He rewarded his team with a pair of power-play assists. Consecutive two-point outings have the Wild winger up to 13 points in 13 games with his new team, and for the season, Donato has 22 points in 47 appearances.
Donato scored two goals and six shots on net in a 5-2 victory against the Rangers on Saturday.
The 22-year-old hadn't posted a point in the last three games, and still, he's been a great asset since joining the Wild. He's posted four goals and 11 points in 12 games following the trade to Minnesota. With an 11.8 shooting percentage with the Wild, it's possible he could keep this up longer. Donato has 10 goals and 20 points in 46 games with the Bruins and Wild this season.
Donato recorded two assists and a plus-2 rating over 13:38 of ice time and 2:53 of power-play ice time in Thursday's 3-0 win over the Lightning.
Donato's first assist of the night came on a shot redirected by Jason Zucker off the crossbar and down into the net. The Massachusetts native earned another assist when his shot on a wide-open net was blocked in front by a Lightning defenseman. The puck went straight up in the air and Zucker was able to bat it down into the net for his second goal of the night. Since being traded from Boston to Minnesota, Donato has scored nine points (two goals, seven assists) over eight games while averaging 15:41 of ice time and 2:03 of power-play ice time per game.
Donato finished the scoring in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Flames.
Donato has been at his absolute best since a trade from the Bruins on Feb. 20, with two goals and five assists over five contests. He needed 34 games to earn nine points with the Bruins, but if his current pace is any indication, he will match that mark in significantly less time with the Wild. The time to add him in most fantasy formats is now.
Donato dished out two power-play assists in Tuesday's win over the Jets.
He didn't get any cheap ones in this outing, as both of his points were primary assists on Brad Hunt and Jason Zucker's goals. Donato couldn't get the offense rolling for the Bruins this season with just nine points through 34 games, but the change of scenery has been a major benefit as he has a four-game, six-point streak going with the Wild. A hot forward like this is worth getting a look in most fantasy settings.
Donato scored in overtime to give Minnesota a 2-1 win over the Blues on Sunday.
Since being traded from Boston to the Wild, Donato has a goal and four points in three games, serving as proof that the 22-year-old is enjoying his new digs. He's definitely a player to continue watching as the season enters its latter stages. Sunday's goal was Donato's first game-winner of 2018-19.
Donato dished out two helpers -- one on the power play -- in his Wild debut Thursday. His new team beat the Rangers, 4-1.
Donato wasted no time ingratiating himself to his new club's fan base, helping the Wild notch just their second win in the past 11 games with this multi-point effort. What's even more encouraging for the trade acquisition from Boston is his immediate insertion onto the top power-play unit -- his 1:07 of ice time with the extra man tied for the team lead. Donato was having trouble carving out a meaningful role with the Bruins, but the 2014 second-rounder should get more opportunities to shine in Minnesota and could be worth a speculative pickup based on his successful debut.
Donato is officially a member of the Wild after his trade from the Bruins on Wednesday.
Donato and a conditional fifth-round draft pick were swapped for versatile power forward Charlie Coyle. The former averaged 0.75 points per game as a first-year Bruin, but his rate of offensive production has sunk all the way to a 0.26 PPG mark this season since the B's slashed his workload by over two minutes per game. While it may take some time for Donato to get settled outside of his home state, the Wild are in jeopardy of missing the playoffs, and that might lead to the 22-year-old getting a decent amount of playing time down the stretch.
Pending an official trade call, the Bruins will send Donato and a fifth-round pick to the Wild in exchange for Charlie Coyle on Wednesday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.
Donato hasn't put up eye-popping numbers during his first two NHL campaigns, notching 11 goals and 18 points in 46 appearances, but he still has a ton of potential as a former second-round pick. The 22-year-old pivot is currently with the Bruins' AHL affiliate, but he'll likely report to the Wild once his trade has been finalized, and could slot into a top-six role for Minnesota as soon as Thursday against the Rangers.
Donato was reassigned to AHL Providence on Monday.
Donato served as a healthy scratch in the Bruins' last contest prior to the All-Star break so it shouldn't come as a surprise to see him headed for the minors. The center is also bogged down in a four-game pointless streak, which likely contributed to the organization's decision to try to get him going in the minors.
Donato tallied a goal and seven shots during Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Capitals.
Donato hasn't taken great strides in his sophomore season, but has three goals and four points in his last seven games. The 22-year-old has some upside in the NHL ranks but will need promotion from his fourth-line role to have much fantasy value in 2019.
Donato will be a healthy scratch for the Winter Classic clash against the Blackhawks on Tuesday, Amalie Benjamin of NHL.com reports.
The 22-year-old pivot has shown flashes of his offensive potential, adding five goals and two assists through 26 games and 12:38 of average ice time. Nabbed in the second round (56th overall) of the 2014 draft, Donato's technically still a rookie, even though he appeared in 12 games (five goals, four assists) with the parent club in 2017-18. Based on the projected lineup courtesy of Dan Rosen of NHL.com, it appears that Joakim Nordstrom will instead get the honor of playing in the 11th annual Winter Classic, flanking Colby Cave and lining up opposite Noel Acciari on the fourth line.
Donato scored a pair of goals -- including one on the power play -- on five shots in Sunday's 5-3 loss in Carolina.
Donato has been rather quiet this season after bursting on to the scene with the Bruins last year. He has just five goals and seven points in 24 games during the 2018-19 campaign along with a minus-9 rating. On the bright side, three of those five goals have come during the man advantage.
Donato scored a goal and added an assist Saturday as the Bruins topped the Maple Leafs 6-3.
The 22-year-old has recorded three points in five games since being recalled from AHL Providence at the end of November. Donato is not getting much ice time as of now, but he is worth keeping an eye on for next season.
Donato skated on the Bruins' fourth line at Wednesday's practice, Logan Mullen of NESN.com reports.
The hard-shooting winger saw second-line duty Tuesday night against the Panthers, but a 5-0 loss in that contest unsurprisingly prompted coach Bruce Cassidy to shake up his forward unit in advance of Thursday's game against the Lightning. We suspect that Donato will be moved around some in the coming weeks, but as long as he sees a share of power-play action in the process, he'll have a chance to yield fantasy utility in deeper formats.
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