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Fantasy Summary

Quick first step that allows him to beat defenders to the puck; combination of great hands and scoring touch to go along with some grit.


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March 2020 – Finding the scoring touch from his junior days has been a challenge for McKenzie so far at the AHL level, but he continues to see top six minutes for the Moose. It’s likely too early to tell, but since he’s no stranger to confrontation with opposing defenders, it looks like he could be headed for a bottom six checking role when he makes the leap to the Jets, despite his smaller frame. Jamie Zadow

March 2019 – McKenzie has dealt with some injuries throughout the AHL campaign and suffered another lower-body ailment during the Mar. 2 contest against Belleville. Even though the Moose had a week off between games (Mar. 2-9), McKenzie has still missed the last two and there is no timetable for his return. Jamie Zadow

September 2018 – McKenzie has been strong throughout the preseason and even received accolades from head coach Paul Maurice — “He’s had a really hard camp, in a good way. He’s skated hard, played well.” The 20-year-old signed an entry-level deal in July and will make his pro debut with the Manitoba Moose this season. But, don’t be surprised if he challenges for an opening night roster spot in the bottom six. McKenzie has a quick first step and scoring touch, but sometimes his small frame (5-8, 173) can be misleading, as he plays with some edge and tenacity. Jamie Zadow

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country CAN
Position LW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 20, 1998
Height 5‘8”
Weight 173 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 7; Overall: 198

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Sherwood Park Flyers U15 AAAAEHL U1533 6 1521 38|        
 2012-2013 Sherwood Park Flyers U15 AAAAEHL U1519 18 2240 53|Playoffs5 4 15
  Team Northeast Alberta Cup5 0 11 10|        
  Sherwood Park Squires U16 AAAAEHL U162 0 00 0|        
  Sherwood Park Squires U16 AAAAEHL U162 0 00 0|        
 2013-2014 Team Alberta WCCC-164 1 01 4|        
  Sherwood Park Kings U18 AAAAEHL U1829 17 1128 32|        
  Portland WinterhawksWHL5 0 00 0|        
 2014-2015 Portland WinterhawksWHL65 4 1216 48|Playoffs17 0 33
 2015-2016 Portland WinterhawksWHL68 8 1725 48|Playoffs4 0 11
 2016-2017 Portland WinterhawksWHL72 42 4284 60|Playoffs9 4 26
 2017-2018 Portland WinterhawksWHL72 47 4087 54|Playoffs12 3 58
  Manitoba MooseAHL0 0 00 0|Playoffs3 1 01
 2018-2019 Manitoba MooseAHL47 8 816 28|        
 2019-2020 Manitoba MooseAHL58 9 1423 18|        

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