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DEREK MACKENZIE RUMORS

A perennial rebuilder, Derek MacKenzie excited for chance to help turn around Panthers

Derek MacKenzie has been down this road before. A fixture on perennial rebuilders throughout his 10-plus years in the NHL, the veteran center has made a living playing on the fourth line with up-and-coming organizations. Now, as the 33-year-old begins the next chapter of his career with the Florida Panthers, MacKenzie is once again excited to be a part of what he considers to be...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

2013/14 Season Review: Derek MacKenzie

#487482101 / gettyimages.com I started writing this piece before Derek MacKenzie unceremoniously left the Blue Jackets. Reading it I started thinking to myself about not only the player but the person. He always had great character and seemed like the quintessential Jacket. Hard working, hard hitting and great with the fans. He was a player that never quit on a play and it showed...
Via BS Hockey
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Derek MacKenzie Takes Time To Meet Fans

Columbus Blue Jackets Derek MacKenzie took time to give back and meet fans for Front Street Friday. The 32-year-old center understands the importance of giving back to fans that hopefully translates to his teammates. Watch MacKenzie sign some autographs for those who stand behind the Columbus Blue Jackets. The post Blue Jackets Derek MacKenzie Takes Time To Meet Fans appeared first...
Via Beyond The Benches
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek MacKenzie still waiting for his first taste of the NHL playoffs

Derek MacKenzie has never been there. Actually, he's only "almost" been there once. We speak, of course, of the NHL playoffs. At the age of 32, the Columbus Blue Jackets forward is still waiting -- somewhat patiently (but not really) to play his first NHL playoff game. He played one game in the Blue Jackets 2008-09 season, but it wasn't in the team's first and only playoff series...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek MacKenzie suspended 3-games for hit on Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Blue Jackets forward Derek MacKenzie has been suspended 3-games by the NHL's Department of Player Safety for this hit on the Phoenix Coyotes Oliver Ekman-Larsson.The bigger shocker, there was no penalty called on this play.
Via Goon's World
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Columbus forward Derek MacKenzie suspended 3 games

NEW YORK (AP) -- Columbus Blue Jackets forward Derek MacKenzie was suspended for three games without pay by the NHL for Friday for boarding Phoenix defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson. No penalty was assessed for the hit in the first period of Columbus' 2-0 road victory. Ekman-Larsson didn't return to the game and missed practice Friday. The Coyotes said only that he had an upper-body...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Suspends Derek MacKenzie Three Games for Hit on Oliver Ekman-Larsson (Video)

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Derek MacKenzie made a bad hit Thursday night against the Phoenix Coyotes, and it didn’t take long for the NHL to respond. MacKenzie boarded Phoenix defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson during the Blue Jackets’ 2-0 win over the Coyotes with a crushing hit from behind. MacKenzie crunched Ekman-Larsson into the boards in the neutral zone. The league then...
Via NESN.com
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek MacKenzie rejoins Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets are one of the most wounded - if not the most wounded - team in the National Hockey League this season, but some of the players on the skids are set to return.Right winger Jack Skille and center Derek MacKenzie are scheduled to be back on the ice on Monday night as the 'Jackets travel to Raleigh, North Carolina to take on the Carolina Hurricanes.Skille...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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