Aaron MacKenzie

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Aaron MacKenzie
Born (1981-03-07) March 7, 1981 (age 36)
Terrace Bay, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Colorado Avalanche
HC Pardubice
EHC Black Wings Linz
Tohoku Free Blades
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2003–2015

Aaron G. MacKenzie (born March 7, 1981, in Terrace Bay, Ontario) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman. He played briefly in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Colorado Avalanche, where he currently resides.

Playing career

Undrafted, MacKenzie played junior hockey with the Thunder Bay Flyers of the USHL, before playing collegiate hockey with the University of Denver for four years. After his senior year with the Pioneers, MacKenzie turned pro signing with the St. Louis Blues on October 6, 2003.

MacKenzie made his professional debut in the 2003–04 season with Blues affiliate, the Worcester IceCats of the AHL. While never playing a game with the Blues, Mackenzie became a fixture in the AHL, playing with the Blues affiliates for 5 years.

On July 14, 2008, MacKenzie signed with the Colorado Avalanche and was assigned to affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters, to start the 2008–09 season.[1] MacKenzie received his first NHL recall on November 29, 2008, but did not feature in a game for the Avalanche.[2] Towards the end of the season, MacKenzie was recalled again to the Avalanche on April 4, 2009,[3] and made his NHL debut in a 4-1 victory against the Vancouver Canucks on April 5, 2009.[4]

Unsigned prior to the 2009-10 season, MacKenzie signed with the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL on October 19, 2009.[5] After appearing in 3 games with the Steelheads, Aaron left the team to sign with HC Pardubice of the Czech Extraliga on November 2, 2009.[6] MacKenzie settled as a stay-at-home defender in the Czech Republic and appeared in 29 games to help, the Dominik Hašek inspired Pardubice, capture the Championship for the first time since 2005.

On June 16, 2010, Mackenzie left Pardubice and signed as a free agent to a one-year contract with Austrian team, EHC Black Wings Linz of the EBEL.[7]

On June 12, 2012, MacKenzie signed with the Central Hockey League's Denver Cutthroats, making him the first signed player in franchise history.[8] After two seasons as captain of the Cutthroats, and coming off a finals appearance, MacKenzie was due to return for a third season in the ill-fated CHL before the club announced its suspension of operations, effectively ending MacKenzie's professional season.

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 Thunder Bay Flyers USHL 49 8 12 20 123 3 0 1 1 0
1999–00 U. of Denver WCHA 40 1 9 10 56
2000–01 U. of Denver WCHA 37 2 6 8 45
2001–02 U. of Denver WCHA 39 5 18 23 30
2002–03 U. of Denver WCHA 41 11 21 32 33
2003–04 Worcester IceCats AHL 66 5 9 14 108 10 0 2 2 10
2004–05 Worcester IceCats AHL 75 2 13 15 106
2005–06 Peoria Rivermen AHL 51 2 7 9 35 4 0 0 0 6
2006–07 Peoria Rivermen AHL 67 1 6 7 46
2007–08 Peoria Rivermen AHL 55 0 5 5 20
2008–09 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 52 3 9 12 50
2008–09 Colorado Avalanche NHL 5 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Idaho Steelheads ECHL 3 0 0 0 2
2009–10 HC Pardubice CZE 29 0 1 1 24 6 0 1 1 8
2010–11 EHC Black Wings Linz EBEL 49 3 7 10 100 5 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Tohoku Free Blades ALH 36 9 14 23 36
2012–13 Denver Cutthroats CHL 20 4 6 10 10
2013–14 Denver Cutthroats CHL 59 8 17 25 52 16 2 4 6 14
2014–15 Sun Valley Suns BDHL 4 2 2 4 2
NHL totals 5 0 0 0 0
AHL totals 366 13 49 62 365 14 0 2 2 16

Awards and honors

Award Year
All-WCHA Third Team 2001–02
All-WCHA First Team 2002–03

References

  1. ^ "Avalanche signs McLeod, six others". Colorado Avalanche. 2008-07-14. Archived from the original on 2008-08-11. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  2. ^ "Avalanche recall MacKenzie". Colorado Avalanche. 2008-11-29. Archived from the original on 2008-12-30. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  3. ^ Avs Recall MacKenzie, Return O'Neill Yahoo Sports, April 4, 2009
  4. ^ "Galiardi's two-goal effort helps Avs snap eight-game losing skid". CBS Sports. 2009-04-05. Archived from the original on 2012-10-10. Retrieved 2009-04-06. 
  5. ^ "Idaho adds defenseman with NHL experience". Idaho Steelheads. 2009-10-19. Archived from the original on 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2009-11-17. 
  6. ^ "DeVergillio assigned to Idaho". Idaho Steelheads. 2009-10-19. Archived from the original on 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2009-11-17. 
  7. ^ "The Black Wings squad is complete" (in German). EHC Black Wings Linz. 2010-06-16. Retrieved 2010-08-10. 
  8. ^ "Cutthroats Sign First Player in Aaron MacKenzie". Central Hockey League. June 12, 2012. Retrieved June 12, 2012. 

External links

  • Biographical information and career statistics from The Internet Hockey Database
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