A skilled centre that can also play the wing and has a decent all-around game. Macek is a natural goal scorer, and has the type of game that is suited for a depth scoring role at the NHL level.
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October 2018 – Don’t look now, but Brooks Macek is absolutely tearing up the AHL with nine goals and two assists in his first eight games with the Chicago Wolves. The 26 year old, Winnipeg, Manitoba native has had an interesting path to get where he is now – knocking at the proverbial door to earn his first NHL game. A former 6th round pick by the Detroit Red Wings in 2010, he never signed a professional contract and became a free agent in 2012 and decided to carve out a career in Germany’s DEL where he has been a consistent forward on a couple of teams and earned German citizenship in the process. However, his game came back in the limelight and was focused on at the world stage where he was an integral part of Germany’s surprising Olympic run when he earned a silver medal. He followed that up with an impressive DEL playoff run (15 points in 17 games) and became a league champion on EHC Munchen. The Golden Knights signed him on a one-year two-way deal in June and he looks to be making the most of that opportunity. Mason Black