Weight: 181 pounds
Date of birth: July 4, 1999
Hometown: Georgetown, ON
Position: Right Wing
OHL Draft: Second round, 40th overall, 2015 OHL Priority Selection
Entwistle played his midget hockey for the Toronto Marlboros. There, in 66 games, he scored 22 goals and added 27 assists and an Alternate Captain of the Marlboros. He was drafted by the Bulldogs in the second round, 40th overall at the 2015 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection.
Last season was Entwistle’s rookie campaign with the Bulldogs. He appeared in all but eight games scoring six goals and fourteen points. He represented Canada at the World Hockey Challenge Under-17’s with a goal in six games. In August, he represented Canada once again at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial and contributed an assist in 4 games.
Entwistle came into this season as a projected first round talent and to date has given no indication that he is anything but. Through the Bulldogs’ first 19 games, Entwistle sits third in scoring for Hamilton with 9 goals and 7 assists.
During his rookie season, Entwistle showed improvement as the season began and that trajectory has carried over into this season. He was already strong defensively with the Marlboros but continues to take it to another level. He is a premier penalty killer for Hamilton and has a shorthanded goal to show for it. He uses his size effectively to play physical and separate players from the puck. Combined with his skating and strong hockey sense, he is a force in his own zone.
Offensively, Entwistle uses his skating and size to attack the net with or without the puck and can cause havoc and scoring opportunities for his teammate. While he gets quality power play time, he has yet to score on the PP but he has three helpers. He’s underrated offensively in some circles. He possesses soft hands with very good vision and is a very good playmaker. He’s strong on the puck and difficult to separate from it.
Reed Duthie is the TV play by play voice of the Hamilton Bulldogs. Reed was kind enough to share his thoughts with OHL Writers:
Perhaps the most improved of a young Bulldogs’ team from the beginning of 2015/16 to now. Entwistle continues to learn to effectively use his size and growing strength to his advantage and continues to improve his hockey IQ and play in all 3 zones. Exciting with the puck on his stick, Entwistle can hold off defenders while making plays or driving to the net. A key member of the Bulldogs PK unit as well, Entwistle’s positioning & quick stick benefit his teammates in tough defensive situations. With the depth, when healthy, Entwistle will get the chance to add to already offensive numbers this season. Entwistle projects moving forward as a top 6 forward with room to grow into an elite level OHLer.
Statistics of MacKenzie Entwistle, a hockey player from Georgetown, ONT born Jul 14 1999 who was active from 2015 to 2017.