Player Profile

International
Won bronze medal with Canada's National Junior Team at 2000 World Junior Hockey Championship in Skelleftea, Sweden ... Attended National Junior Team Evaluation Camp in August, 1999 ... Won gold medal with Canada's National Under 18 Team at 1998 Four Nations Tournament in the Slovakia ... Played for Team British Columbia at 1998 World Under17 Tournament in Swift Current, SK

CHL

Edmonton/Kootenay's 1st round selection, 1st overall in 1996 WHL Bantam Draft... Shoulder surgery kept him out of Kootenay's run to the 2000 Memorial Cup... Teamcaptain in 1999-2000

Other

Started both the 1998-99 and 1999-2000 NHL seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks... Scored 1st NHL goal in 2nd NHL game on October 6, 1999 against Vancouver... Playedhis minor hockey in Rossland, BC

Scouting report

Good all-round skater, with good agility, balance, speed and acceleration ...Verygood puckhandler and passer ... Good hard shot ... Very smart and creative

Personal

Nickname: Mac ... Son of Don and Maureen ... Has one brother, Darren (22) ...Completed Grade 12 curriculum on his own at home ... Father Dan played with theTrail Smoke Eaters from 1973 to 1979 ... Favorite NHL Player: Scott Stevens ...Favorite hobby:Fishing ... Favorite sport other than hockey: baseball