Brooks Macek
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Brooks Macek

Hometown:

Winnipeg Manitoba

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1992-05-15

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2010

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2010

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

6th round (171st overall), 2010

Weight:

180 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2008-09: Macek, a second round selection of the Tri-City Americans at the 2007 WHL Bantam Draft, played in 60 games for the Americans in his WHL rookie season.  He scored 8 goals and added 16 assists for 24 points.  In 11 playoff games for the Americans, he scored 3 goals for 3 points in the postseason.

2009-10: In 72 games for the Americans, Macek scored 21 goals and added 52 assists for 73 points.  In 21 playoff games for the Americans, Macek notched 6 goals and added 11 assists for 17 points and was +10 in the postseason.

2010-11: Struggled to find his offensive game with Tri-City, and was moved to the Hitmen roughly half-way through the season. Finished the year with 13 goals and 18 assists for 41 points through 63 games.

 

Talent Analysis

Macek projects as a playmaking center, showing an ability to put up a high number of points. He is a very solid skater, using his speed to create offense on the fly. Macek also has very good hockey vision, and is no slouch when it comes to defensive play. His speed allows him to get back into the play and be defensively responsible.


 

Future

Macek was not re-signed by the Wings and is now a free agent.

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