For the player of the same name born in 1969, please see Jim McKenzie.
|Jim McKenzie (b. 1984)|
|6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
210 lb (95 kg)
Lake Erie Monsters
|Born||June 10, 1984,|
St. Paul, MN, USA
|NHL Draft||141st overall, 2004|
|Pro Career||2007 – present|
Playing career[edit | edit source]
McKenzie played his High School Hockey at Hill Murray High School and he played youth hockey in Woodbury, Minnesota. McKenzie first played junior hockey with United States National Team Development Program in 2000. The following year in 2001 he started with Team USA before moving to play more regularly in the USHL with the Green Bay Gamblers and later the Sioux Falls Stampede.
Jim was drafted 141st overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators. He then entered Michigan State University, playing three collegiate seasons in the CCHA helping the Spartans capture the 2007 NCAA Ice Hockey National Championship.
On July 3, 2007, Mckenzie signed a two-year entry level contract with the Ottawa Senators. He was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Binghamton Senators, for his first professional season in 2007–08. Jim spent the majority of the season with ECHL affiliate, the Elmira Jackals, after he was re-assigned by Binghamton. In the 2008–09 season, McKenzie returned to Binghamton for the entirety of the year and played in 44 games, registering just 5 points.
In the 2009–10 season Mckenzie, a free agent, signed a one-year contract with the Johnstown Chiefs of the ECHL on October 27, 2009. Jim played in 55 contests in the farewell season of the Chiefs placing fourth on the team in scoring with 40 points while also enjoying a brief call-up with the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL.
McKenzie followed the Chiefs franchise with his contract rights retained by the Greenville Road Warriors on July 2, 2010. Prior to the 2010-11 season, he was traded by the Road Warriors to the Stockton Thunder in exchange for Igor Gongalsky on August 26, 2010.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
|2000–01||U.S. National Development Team||USDP||41||11||6||17||55||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||U.S. National Development Team||USDP||19||7||11||18||23||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||Green Bay Gamblers||USHL||17||1||2||3||34||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||Sioux Falls Stampede||USHL||45||6||18||24||108||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||Sioux Falls Stampede||USHL||59||26||37||63||168||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||Michigan State University||CCHA||34||11||7||18||44||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Michigan State University||CCHA||43||11||17||28||85||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Michigan State University||CCHA||35||12||18||30||56||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Lake Erie Monsters||AHL||2||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
References[edit | edit source]
- Bulletin: Senators sign four players. Ottawa Senators (2007-07-03). Retrieved on 2010-04-07.
- Chiefs add experience with McKenzie. Johnstown Chiefs (2009-10-27). Retrieved on 2010-04-07.
- Road Warriors extend qualifying offers to eight players. Greenville Road Warriors (2010-07-02). Retrieved on 2010-12-13.
- McKenzie acquired from Greenville for Gongalsky. oursportscentral.com (2010-08-26). Retrieved on 2010-12-13.
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