Midseason Grade: N/A
Final Grade: INC
Joined Team: Signed as a free agent, July 14, 2008.
MHH Nicknames: None
- Peltier (5)
- TOT 14:38 (11th)
- EV 13:12 (11th)
- PK 1:25 (8th)
- PP :00 (13th)
*Rank is based on total minutes, not average per game.
Best Month: April (all 5 GP)
Career Highlights: 2008-2009 saw MacKenzie's NHL debut.
Report: As we start to get into the higher numbers, we'll start to run into the cup-of-coffee players like Aaron MacKenzie (although this week will actually be a lot of fun). MacKenzie spent just 9 days on the roster, playing in 5 games, so you won't be getting a thorough analysis from me. He appeared to be a steady player in his own end - one of several smart-and-simple players the Avalanche utilized defensively. It looked like he had a little zip in his shot, but he only has 13 goals in 366 AHL games, so that's probably not something to get all excited about.
It's just 5 games, but he only was on the ice for one goal against - a PP goal by Dallas' Fabian Brunnstrom.
I wish I had a better pic of MacKenzie, but I guess I should be happy that I had one at all.
Fun Fact: MacKenzie has been an AHL teammate of Jason Bacashihua in each of the last 5 seasons
The Aaron MacKenzie Drinking Game: Drink when MacKenzie is on the ice for a EV goal scored by the other team Drunk potential: None
What I Said Last Year: Probably nothing
2008 Salary (and Cap Number): $475k ($475k)
2009-2010 Status: UFA
Outlook for 2009: MacKenzie is could land pretty much anywhere this offseason - in the AHL, though, not the NHL.
Next Up: T.J. Hensick
Which of the free agent defensemen should the Avalanche bring back?
Lawrence Nycholat (12 votes)
Daniel Tjarnqvist (47 votes)
Aaron MacKenzie (10 votes)
Darcy Campbell (11 votes)
80 total votes