CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charlotte Checkers head coach and general manager Jeff Daniels announced today the team has agreed to terms with forward Mike McKenzie on a one-way American Hockey League contract.
McKenzie, 25, netted one goal in 14 AHL games with the Checkers in 2010-11 before being sidelined in late March due to injury. He completed his first full professional season between the Checkers and Florida (ECHL), ranking second among Everblades rookies in scoring with 38 points (18g, 20a) in 55 games.
The Whitby, Ontario native was named ECHL Rookie of the Month for December, 2010, after scoring nine goals and eight assists (17 points) in 14 games, including five multi-point efforts and a plus-5 rating.
Prior to turning professional, McKenzie was a four-year letterman at St. Lawrence University (NCAA), skating in 144 games and totaling 114 points (49g, 65a). He served as assistant captain his senior season and ranked first on St. Lawrence in plus/minus (plus-9), tied for first in game winning goals (5) and second in points (35).
The 6-foot, 190-pound winger signed a two-way deal with the Checkers on Aug. 3, 2010 and scored his first AHL goal March 22, 2011 against Adirondack.
Click here for McKenzie’s career statistics, courtesy of www.hockeydb.com.
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