Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Rats sign Mike McKenzie

The Albany River Rats today signed college forward Mike McKenzie to an amateur tryout contract.

McKenzie, 23, recently finished his senior season at St. Lawrence University, where the six-foot-tall, 185-pound winger ranked second in scoring with 36 points (14 G, 22 A) in 41 games and led the team with 134 shots on goal.

McKenzie skated in his two final college games this past weekend in Albany at the ECAC tournament hosted at the Times Union Center.

Prior to college, McKenzie, originally of Whitby, Ontario, spent four seasons in the Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League, notching an impressive 77 points (39 G, 38 A) in his last 40 games in 2005-06.