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MacKenzie Weegar: My Weekend in South Florida

by MacKenzie Weegar @weega52 / FloridaPanthers.com

Welcome to "My Weekend in South Florida," where your favorite Florida Panthers players share how they prefer to spend their free weekends throughout the summer and season while suiting up for the NHL's southernmost franchise.

1. If I have a free weekend in South Florida, I usually spend it…

I think it would be a shame if I wasn't golfing. My golf game has improved quite a bit over the years, so if I have some free time I'm usually out there golfing quite a bit. I've only been to two courses down here. The first one was down in Fort Lauderdale, but I honestly couldn't tell you the name of either right now.

2. If one of my teammates tags along, it's usually…

Connor Brickley or Ian McCoshen, usually. I've known Brickley since we started out in the AHL in San Antonio. And then, obviously, McCoshen was my D-partner quite a bit this season here in Florida. I get along great with those two guys.

3. I like having him around because…

I like having Brickley around because we laugh at everything. We're pretty much the same guy and we do everything together. I know everything about him and his family. We're definitely pretty tight.

4. When it's time to grab a bite, I'll head to…

Cafe Martorano in Fort Lauderdale. I think we went there probably close to 50 times this year. It was a pre-game routine for Brickley and I the night before games for us. I got the streak every single time with some eggplant stock to start.

5. If that's not an option, then I'll try…

I'm a steak guy. I'll go to a place like Capital Grille in Fort Lauderdale for dinner.

6. If I hit the beach, I can't forget to bring…

I hate using sunscreen. I'd rather burn than use sunscreen, but I always bring a towel.

7. My favorite thing about playing hockey in South Florida is…

The weather's great. Showing up at the rink when it's like this every day is really nice.

You can follow MacKenzie on Twitter (@weega52) and Instagram (@weegss)

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