McDougall is from Lumsden, Sask. and he played hockey at the junior, college, and professional levels. After playing junior in his home province, he was accepted to Canisius College in Buffalo where he would play four seasons. In his time at Canisius, he amassed 396 penalty minutes in 128 games played. After he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree, he played two seasons in the Southern Professional Hockey League before focusing on becoming a referee. Once becoming a ref, MacDougall went right back to the SPHL where he spent two years learning the craft in Columbus, Georgia. From there he graduated to the ECHL where he worked out of Indianapolis for one year. During the 2015-16 season, the 30-year-old worked 74 games in the AHL being based in Rochester, NY. He was offered a minor league referee contract from the NHL in the summer of 2016.
First NHL Game
April 8, 2017