Mackenzie Weegar

by Joel on March 15, 2017

Mackenzie Weegar - photo courtesy: USA TODAY Sports Images

Mackenzie Weegar, D

Shoots: R

Height: 5-11

Weight: 207

Born: 1994-01-07

Hometown:  Ottawa, ON

Drafted: 206th overall in the 7th round of the 2013 NHL draft.

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

March 2017 – The Panthers recalled the 23-year-old defenseman following an injury to Aaron Ekblad. Originally drafted by the Panthers in the seventh round of the 2013 NHL Draft, Weegar is currently enjoying a strong season and leading all Thunderbirds defenseman in scoring with 29 points in 51 games. He has been an offensive catalyst on the power play with Springfield this season and will look to help a Panthers team fighting for a playoff spot. Joel Gluss

 

March 2017 – Weegar is an offensive minded defenseman with a very good hockey IQ. Although he is small in size, he is able to compensate with his strong skating and positional abilities. There is great improvement to be made in the defensive zone, however his raw offensive talent and tendency to jump in on the rush make him an exciting player to watch and a potential quarterback on the power play. Drafted by the Panthers in the seventh round of the 2013 draft, Weegar will have to leap frog several players ahead of him on the depth chart to find a consistent role at the NHL level. Joel Gluss

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: C-

Potential bottom pairing defenseman with offensive upside.

 

 

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