Today's Burlington Free Press served an update on the University of Vermont's incoming freshmen class. A 7th round pick in 2007, Drew MacKenzie gets to exchange his red and black of Waterloo this fall for the Catamounts' green and gold.
Joining Madore and Marshall as the freshmen expected to make immediate contributions is defenseman Drew MacKenzie, a 6-foot-2, 200-pounder who helped the Waterloo Blackhawks reach the USHL championship round. “He was quietly one of the best defensemen in the USHL,” Sneddon said of the seventh-round Buffalo Sabres draft pick. “He’s got offensive ability; he’s tough, very good defensively and very, very steady. We expect Drew to step into the lineup right away.” MacKenzie collected four goals and 18 points with a plus-7 rating. He added six assists in the playoffs.