Friday, May 11, 2007

Big Mac-Kenzie

Drew MacKenzie
Country: USA
Position: Defense
League: USHS
Team: Taft
Height: 6'2''
Weight: 200
Scouting Report: Impact defenseman is a cornerstone defenseman for Taft .. big, rangy, and mobile .. light on his skates and is very swift .. adds a dimension to his defending with above average skating backwards .. has head on a swivel and surveys the play with great anticipation .. one of the few players who consistently displayed a pulse in many sleepwalker games .. showed a real nasty side and roughed up a couple of forwards in the corners .. seems to be on another level than teammates as passes were routinely missed and went untouched .. is a quick thinker and always makes the right decision with the puck .. is confident carrying the puck up the ice .. will get to the opponent’s blue line and pass, dump in .. always chooses the smart, low risk play which is commendable at this stage .. has committed to the University of Vermont (2008) after also considering Dartmouth, UMass, and the University of New Hampshire .. MacKenzie is a defenseman whose prospect value has the potential to take off.
Draft Day Status/Projection: DraftBuzz projects MacKenzie to be a third-fourth round selection of a team who has the time to wait for him to develop in the NCAA.
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