The Bulldogs would like to thank captain Mackenzie Entwistle for everything he has done in his time in Hamilton.
Entwistle has been traded to the Guelph Storm in return for two 2nd round draft picks in 2020, a 3rd round pick in 2020, a 3rd round pick in 2021 and a 3rd round pick in 2023.
Entwistle just returned from the 2019 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships where he was a stand-out for Team Canada.
“Mackenzie is everything you could ask for in a Bulldog,” said Bulldogs owner Michael Andlauer. “For me he represented the true meaning of a captain. He is a great leader, who always handled himself with respect and humility while playing the game the right way with a tenacity and intensity that ended up earning him a well deserved spot on Team Canada in this year’s World Juniors.”
“I am so proud to have had Mackenzie as one of our original OHL Bulldogs and only wish him the very best the last few months of his OHL career and onto his next chapter with the Chicago Blackhawk organization.”
Entwistle was Hamilton’s 2nd round pick (40) in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection and was the third longest serving Bulldog having played 192 games in the Black and Gold uniform, scoring 46 goals and adding 58 assists for 104 points.
He was a valuable member of the Bulldogs OHL Championship Team in 2017-2018, recording 17 points in the playoffs while adding a goal and an assist at the 2018 Memorial Cup in Regina.
“Since becoming a Bulldog after the 2015 OHL Priority Selection, Mackenzie has been tremendous for our organization both on and off the ice,” said Bulldogs President and General Manager Steve Staios. “His character, work ethic and determination have been nothing short of outstanding. It’s never easy to trade a player of this magnitude, especially given how much Mackenzie has done for the Hamilton community. I would like to thank Mackenzie and his family for four memorable years as a Hamilton Bulldog.”
Entwistle became the Bulldogs highest NHL drafted player when he was selected by Arizona in the 3rd round (69) of the 2017 NHL Draft before being traded to Chicago in the summer of 2018.
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