From the Toledo Walleye:
Mackenze Stewart joins the Walleye ranks
(Toledo, OH) – Defenseman Mackenze Stewart has agreed to terms for the 2018-19 season with the Toledo Walleye.
Stewart, a native of Calgary, Alberta, appeared in 56 games last season with the Kalamazoo Wings, scoring four goals with eight assists and 55 penalty minutes. He also appeared in a pair of games for Utica in the AHL with five penalty minutes. The 6’4”, 215 pound defenseman spent his first pro season in Alaska in 2016-17 where he posted 13 points (6G, 7A), 117 penalty minutes and was a plus six.
“Big, powerful defenseman is the best way to describe Mackenze,” said Head Coach Dan Watson. “We witnessed his abilities last season in Kalamazoo and feel like he will be a tremendous fit to our defensive unit.”
The 23-year-old was drafted by Vancouver in the 7th round of the 2014 NHL Draft while he playing for the Prince Albert Raiders of the WHL. Over 163 career WHL contests, Stewart scored 15 times with 16 assists and 230 penalty minutes. His final WHL season was in the 2015-16 season with Tri-City when Stewart collected 47 penalty minutes and 11 points (5G, 6A) in just 36 contests. The defenseman made his pro debut during that season with six games in Kalamazoo and four more in Utica.