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Flames Top 25 Under 25: #12- Connor Mackey

Promising d-man looked good in training camp



#12 – Connor Mackey

Position: Defence

Age: 24

2019-20 Team: Minnesota State University (NCAA)

Signed as a Free Agent March 20, 2020

2019 Ranking: N/A

Mackey Votes

MGMacGillivray: #14

Flashalytics: #16

MarkParkinson14: #19

MadelineCampbell: #12

Gordie.Taylor: #9

Readers: #10

You don’t have to be a high draft pick to be considered a good prospect, or even be drafted at all. For Connor Mackey, he can attempt to follow the path of one of the greatest undrafted defencemen in Mark Giordano

While Gio earned his contract via the OHL, Mackey is coming off a successful collegiate career in the NCAA with Minnesota State University. In his final season in 2019-20, he posted 7-17-24 in 36 games, which was nearly a duplicate of his 2018-19, in which he put up 7-18-25 in 42 games. At 6’2’’ Mackey is solid in all three zones, and he was +23 as Minnesota went 31-2-5.

After signing in March, Mackey was invited to the Flames Return to Play camp, where he played on the right side and fit in pretty solidly. There is a logjam for the Flames in the bottom d-pairing, but there still seems to be a high chance Mackey will play NHL minutes this season.

by Gordie Taylor