Fantasy Summary

After tearing it up for Minnesota State, the offensive defenseman has had trouble cracking an NHL roster spot.


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July 2023- An unrestricted free agent, Mackey signed a one-year, two-way contract with the New York Rangers. After joining the Coyotes, Mackey played solid for them, recording one goal and four points in 20 games. After the season, he suited up for Team USA at the World Championships. Mackey most likely will provide the Rangers with depth and probably spends a good portion of the campaign with Hartford. Keith Duggan
March 2023- Mackey has been dealt to the Arizona Coyotes along with Brett Ritchie for Troy Stecher and Nick Ritchie. Mackey has spent the season so far with Calgary, appearing in only 10 games though. He has two goals and three points. Mackey has spent the last 13 contests as a healthy scratch, so a change of scenery could very well benefit him. Another former Flame, Juuso Valimaki, who also had trouble cracking the Calgary lineup, has been solid for Arizona. If Mackey struggles though, his contract expires at the end of this campaign, so the Coyotes could easily just move on. Keith Duggan
April 2022 – The Flames have recalled defenceman Connor Mackey from the AHL’s Stockton Heat due to Kylington being day to day. Mackey, 25, has five goals and 36 points in 53 games with the Heat. Chris Fekete


Jan 2021 – Comments from GM Treliving are all praise for Connor. Seems like he will be the team’s seventh D to begin the season. His versatility will be a good asset moving forward. The team seems to really like what they’ve seen from their top-six so Mackey will have to wait for an opportunity to present itself for him to grab everyday minutes. – Joel Henderson


Dec 2020 – Connor Mackey is a smooth-skating defenseman with a powerful stride. He’s known for his adjustment to pressure, high hockey IQ in situational reads and anticipation to play development and his ability to play with different defender styles. He is way more of a playmaker and transitional defenseman and he has shown the ability to run a PP. With Calgary, it looks like he could switch to the right side and fill a need for depth the Flames have been needing this offseason. He has a potential to start off the season at the 6th or 7th defender and move his way higher with steady play. He is physical and defends the rush well. Flames land the high-profile free agent from Minnesota State University and hope he can provide multi-cat production at the NHL level for fans.

Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 8.5
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth September 12, 1996
Height 6‘2”
Weight 200 lbs
Drafted No


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Barrington High USHS-IL24 2 13 36|Playoffs1 0 00
 2013-2014 Barrington High USHS-IL- 5 1217 73|        
 2014-2015 Team Illinois 18U AAAHPHL 18U18 1 45 49|        
 2015-2016 Green Bay GamblersUSHL29 1 12 62|Playoffs2 0 00
 2016-2017 Green Bay GamblersUSHL60 6 4147 93|        
 2017-2018 Minnesota State Univ. (Mankato)NCAA40 4 812 40|        
 2018-2019 Minnesota State Univ. (Mankato)NCAA42 7 1825 55|        
 2019-2020 Minnesota State Univ. (Mankato)NCAA36 7 1724 29|        
 2020-2021 Calgary FlamesNHL6 1 23 20|        
  Stockton HeatAHL27 3 1316 33|        
  USAWC7 0 11 2|        
 2021-2022 Calgary FlamesNHL3 0 11 2|        
  Stockton HeatAHL53 5 3136 83|Playoffs7 1 34
 2022-2023 Calgary FlamesNHL10 2 13 9|        
  Arizona CoyotesNHL20 1 34 39|        
  USAWC10 1 23 8|        
 2023-2024 New York RangersNHL1 0 00 5|        
  Hartford Wolf PackAHL44 2 911 82|