Date of Birth: 06/10/2021
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 210 lbs
Pro Experience: Allen Americans
College Experience: Michigan State
Resides: St. Paul, MN
McKenzie, 29, started last season- his sixth in professional hockey- with the ECHL’s Evansville Icemen before moving on to the Allen Americans, who he helped to the Central Hockey League Ray Miron President’s Cup title. McKenzie scored once and picked up five assists in 12 games with Evansville before notching two goals and two assists in 15 regular season outings for Allen. The St. Paul native broke out for six goals and thirteen points in 15 playoff games last spring.
The 6’ 2”, 210-pound McKenzie first played for the Americans in 2011-12, when he scored twenty goals and totaled 44 points while piling up 168 penalty minutes in 54 games.
McKenzie, who was selected by the Ottawa Sentators in the fifth round of the 2004 National Hockey League Entry Draft with the one hundred forty-first overall choice, spent parts of each of his first four seasons in the American Hockey League. He has skated in a total of 67 AHL games for the Binghamton Senators, Lake Erie Monsters, Worcester Sharks and Peoria Rivermen. The Icemen were his fourth ECHL club- he previously suited up for the Elmira Jackals, Johnstown Chiefs, Stockton Thunder.
McKenzie turned pro after three seasons at Michigan State, where he scored 34 goals and recorded 76 points in 112 games. In 2006-07, McKenzie capped off his college career by scoring a dozen goals and producing 30 points in 35 games while helping propel the Spartans to the NCAA title.
McKenzie spent three seasons in the junior ranks with the Green Bay Gamblers and Sioux Falls Stampede of the United States Hockey League before arriving in East Lansing.