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