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ECHL: Florida’s Mackenzie is AMI Graphics Plus Performer of the Month

Florida Everblades’ defenseman Matt Mackenzie is the AMI Graphics ECHL Plus Performer of the Month for March after leading the league with a plus-minus rating of +16.

Mackenzie posted an even or better rating in each of his 13 games in the month, including a +3 in a 7-2 win against Norfolk on March 21, and five other games where he was a +2.

The 26-year-old is fourth on the Everblades with a +26 rating and he has tallied 30 points (6g-24a) in 39 games this season. He has added one assist in 22 games with Springfield of the American Hockey League.

A native of New Westminster, British Columbia, Mackenize has posted 65 points (14g-51a) in 124 career ECHL games with Florida, Manchester, Elmira, Greenville and Gwinnett while adding 40 points (10g-30a) in 237 career AHL games with Springfield, Portland and Rochester.

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