Max MacKay(17) Wheeling Nailers

Max MacKay

It was a very trying rookie season for undrafted right wing Max MacKay(17) due to a series of injuries and a reported terrible bout with the flu that sidelined him for all but 16 games in 2012/2013.

Signed to an AHL contract with Bridgeport Sound Tigers, he was limited to only 8 appearances notching 3 assists.

Loaned to Wheeling Nailers to gets his wheels working the 6’1″ 190 lbs. forward was still bugged skating in only 8 ECHL games but struck for a pair of goals and 4 assists.

Taking an odd route through the Atlantic Junior Hockey program before turning pro, he was a 2-point-per-game player in the tier III league, leading the team in scoring and to a pair of championships.

The 22-year old inked a one-year deal to re-join Wheeling for the upcoming season and get back on the radar in hopes to continue his climb up the pro hockey ladder.

He was an invite to the 2012 New York Islanders‘ development camp. His uncle is in fact, coach Jack Capuano.

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