Drafted by the Dallas Stars in the sixth round (159th overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft.
Played in 37 games for the RedHawks on the year...tallied 12 points on seven goals and five assists...scored two power play goals (Oct. 9 vs. UNH and Mar. 19 vs. WMU) and two game winning goals (Jan. 14 vs. Bowling Green and Feb. 26 vs. LSSU)...earned a +1 rating...called for 23 penalties totaling 57 minutes ...recorded 12 blocked shots.
Named to the All-Midwest Regional Team... played in 42 games, missing just the Feb. 26 game vs. Ohio State and March 20 vs. Ferris State... led all freshman RedHawks with 27 points (6-21-27)... ranked sixth in the CCHA in rookie scoring... was fifth on the team in assists with 21... tallied a goal and three assists at the Midwest Regional... had a power-play goal and an assist vs. Alabama-Huntsville (3/27) and two assists vs. Michigan (3/28)... scored his first career goal in his first collegiate game against St. Cloud State (Oct. 9)... the goal was also the first RedHawk goal of the 2009-10 season... recorded the first of 10 multiple-point games against UNH (Oct. 16) with two assists and had a goal and assist against UNH the next night... half of his multi-point games came in his last 13 contests... tallied a career-high three assists in a win over Ohio State (Dec. 11)... netted the first game-winning goal of his career against Bowling Green (Feb. 13)... had a team-high 88 PIM on 44 penalties.
Prior to Miami
Played two seasons with Penticton of the British Columbia Hockey League... helped the Vees to a league championship in 2007-08... totaled 74 points during his career, including 64 (30 goals, 34 assists) in 2008-09... participated in the 2008 Prospects Game for the Canadian Junior A Hockey League... was a member of the honor roll in all of his high school terms.
Son of Bruce McKenzie and Sandra Beckett... an accounting major.
Points: 3, at Ohio State, Dec 11, 2009
Goals: 1, 18 times
Assists: 3, at Ohio State, Dec 11, 2009
Shots: 6, Ferris State, Nov 13, 2009
Power-play goals: 1, 6 times
Penalties: 5, at Michigan, Nov 07, 2009
Penalty minutes: 17, at Ferris State, Oct 22, 2011
Plus/minus: 2, 7 times