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Derek MacKenzie

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. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 1, 2014.
Quote of the Day

You don't see many. The [Drew] Doughtys, the [P.K.] Subbans, those are guys that create offense from the back and then on top of that ability, the size that he has. In the West you play against some pretty big players, and being able to clear the crease and contain the [Ryan] Getzlafs and the [Corey] Perrys and [Anze] Kopitars and players like that, we're excited about him going back there.

— Sharks general manager Doug Wilson on Brent Burns returning back to defense