Wednesday, November 16, 2011

MacKay Named Team WHL Honorary Captain

Fan favourite and Warriors Hall of Famer Mark MacKay is coming back to the Friendly City for the Subway Super Series.

The WHL has announced that MacKay will serve as honorary captain for team WHL when the series comes to Mosaic Place Thursday night.

"Having Mark MacKay as our honorary captain for the Subway Super Series game is a very fitting choice," commented Warriors Director of Business Operations Corey Nyhagen.

"As the original Warriors Captain and Warriors & Legends Hall of Famer, Mark is an integral part of the Warriors Alumni and the history that the club has created in the City of Moose Jaw. We are very excited to have Mark joining us for this game and I know all of our fans will be equally excited about seeing him in Mosaic Place," added Nyhagen.

The Brandon product was the original captain of the Warriors when they came to Moose Jaw in 1984-85. That season he scored 66 goals and finished with 140 points in 71 games and was named the WHL Rookie of the Year as a 20 year old.

After graduating from the Warriors, MacKay went on to a successful pro career in Europe from 1985 to 2001. During that time he played for the German National Team, suiting up for six World Championships, one World Cup of Hockey, and the 1998 and 2002 Winter Olympics.

Mark is currently a player agent for CAA based in Calgary, and it's the same agency that handles NHL stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.

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