2017 NHL Entry Draft

Mackenzie Entwistle




Previous Team: Hamilton Bulldogs (OHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 41

Vital Statistics

Position: RW • Height: 6-3 • Weight: 181 • Shoots: Right
Birthdate: July 14, 1999 • Hometown: Georgetown, Ontario

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous Team: Toronto Marlboros (Ontario Bantam AAA)
OHL Priority Selection: 2015 by Hamilton (Round 2, No. 40 Overall)
OHL Debut: Sept. 25, 2015 (Hamilton at London)
First OHL Goal: Oct. 25, 2015 (Hamilton at Sudbury)

Penalty-Killer, Workhorse in Defensive End
Helped Team Cherry Win at Top Prospects
Might Be Best of the Draft-Eligible Bulldogs

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "He's a hard worker who hasn't shown the hockey sense or skill to be above a third- or fourth-line guy right now. And that's OK. Every team needs third- and fourth-line guys, too. He'll find a niche for himself in the pro game, but I don't see it being in any kind of offensive capacity." (Anonymous Scout, Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "High-energy forward plays a simple yet effective north-south game. Responsible defensively and quickly takes away space. Not a finesse player, but generates offence. Style of play should translate nicely to professional level." (Nick Tropper, ISS Scout)

• "He’s limited, but a good player; he works hard. Big body, works, clogs up the middle. I think he’s a fourth-line penalty killer. He was good at the Under-18s, he was dedicated. He’s a fourth line guy." (Anonymous NHL Scout, Recrutes.ca)

• "Has always played as a good support player that doesn't produce big numbers, but plays the game well at both ends of the rink. We expect this to be his path at the pro level as well. He won't be a top point-producer, but would likely do well on supporting lines and the penalty kill." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Hits hard and finishes all his checks -- loves to initiate contact. Has some offensive tools: can handle and control the puck at speed, cycles well down low, and has a hard shot off the wing." (Red Line Report)