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Derek MacKenzie  #24

NUMBER: 24 BIRTHDATE: June 11, 1981  (AGE 33)
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Sudbury, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 181 DRAFTED: ATL / 1999 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 5th   (128th overall)

Career: Signed 2-year contract extension with CBJ on 5/31/12... Has skated in 550 career AHL games with Syracuse & Chicago (147G-185A-332P)… Won Calder Cup with Wolves in 2002… Made NHL debut (w/ATL) on 4/12/02 at CBJ… Scored 1st career NHL goal on 3/9/08 vs. TBL (opposing goalie: M. Smith)… Represented Canada at 2001 IIHF World Junior Championships (7GP-1G-2A-3P, Bronze Medal)… Spent 4 seasons (1997-2001) with Sudbury Wolves (OHL), recording 95G-158A-253P in 257 games… Won 2000-01 OHL and CHL Faceoff Awards after going 427/637 (67%) on draws for Sudbury.

2013-14: Matched career high with 9 goals... Led CBJ in hits (241, 11th in NHL)... Skated in 300th career NHL game on 4/1 vs. COL... Had career-best 3-game goal scoring streak from 1/23-1/27.

2012-13: Led CBJ in hits (122) and FO% (59.4)... Registered 5th career multi-point game (0G-2A) on 3/22 vs. CGY.

Personal: Favorite player growing up: Steve Yzerman... Nicknames incl. ‘Mac’ &  ‘D-Mac’… Favorite rock band: The Tragically Hip.

Signed as a free agent by Columbus, July 11, 2007.
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We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.

— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp