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Panthers Re-Sign Derek MacKenzie

As general manager Tom Rowe alluded to after signing Vincent Trocheck, the Florida Panthers have re-signed center Derek MacKenzie to a two-year contract extension. The team did not disclose the terms of the contract, but it’s reported to carry a $1.35 million AAV. “Derek is a leader on our team and a true professional,” said Rowe. “His experience, work ethic and character...
Via The Hockey Writers
20 days ago

Panthers sign Derek MacKenzie to a two-year contract extension

Veteran pivot inked through the 2018-19 season The Florida Panthers have officially announced that center Derek MacKenzie has signed a two year contract extension. As per usual the club is not disclosing the terms, but beat writer Harvey Fialkov and General Fanager report that the deal is worth $2.7M with an AAV of $1.35M. MacKenzie's current contract was set to expire at the end...
Via Little Box Cats
21 days ago

Florida Panthers Sign Forward Derek MacKenzie to a Two-Year Extension

SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers General Manager Tom Rowe announced today that the Panthers have signed forward Derek MacKenzie to a two-year contract extension. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. “Derek is a leader...
Via NHL.com
21 days ago

Video: Derek MacKenzie dives to score a great goal

It’s not often you see a hockey player intentionally leave his feet to score a goal, but that’s exactly what Derek MacKenzie did against the Jets. MacKenzie’s dive is impressive enough, but Dave Bolland’s blind pass deserves some praise too. The post Video: Derek MacKenzie dives to score a great goal appeared first on Puck Drunk Love.
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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

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

Three Takeaways from the Blue Jackets 3-2 loss to Carolina

One: The first period was all Blue Jackets, all the time. They dominated the Hurricanes with a very good fore-check, crisp, clean passing and entered the zone with speed. This directly led to the two goals that Derek MacKenzie and RJ Umberger scored. Two: In the 2nd, and again in the 3rd period, Carolina pushed back. Columbus was able to weather the storm in the 2nd, but not so much...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 27, 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
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