Maxime Macenauer

Hometown:

Laval Quebec

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1989-01-04

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2007

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2007

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

3rd round (63rd overall), 2007

Weight:

188 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2008-09: Maxime Macenauer split the season between Rouyn-Noranda Huskies of the QMJHL and the Shawinigan Cataractes totaling 22 goals and 18 assists in 54 games.

2009-10: Played 45 games for the Bakersfield Condors where he registered 5 goals, 16 assists, and 19 PIM.

2010-11: Macenauer skated in 79 of 80 games for AHL Syracuse after spending the previous season in the ECHL. Macenauer was used in a two-way role and as a penalty killer for the Crunch. He finished with 13 goals and 19 assists and was -10 with 65 PMs. The Crunch missed the AHL playoffs.

2011-12: Macenauer made the Ducks out of training camp and skated in 29 NHL games before being sent to AHL Syracuse in December. He had 1 goal with 3 assists and was minus-four with 18 penalty minutes; averaging 10:48 minutes of ice time with Anaheim. He skated in 12 games for the Crunch before a February trade which sent him to the Jets' organization in exchange for Riley Holzapfel. He finished the season with Jets affiliate St. John's and in 22 games between the two AHL teams was an even plus-minus with 4 goals, 3 assists and 4 penalty minutes. Macenauer played in 10 playoff games as the IceCaps reached the Eastern Conference finals. He scored 1 goal and was minus-five. He was re-signed by the Jets as a restricted free agent to a one-year contract in July, 2012.

 

Talent Analysis

Macenauer is a speedy, defensive-minded player with a high motor and a knack for winning faceoffs. His style is reminiscent of Manny Malhotra, although he may not be quite as fluid of a skater or as skilled in the circle. Macenauer is a very competitive player and willing to sacrifice his body to block shots.


 

Future

Already having had a lengthy stint with the big club, Macenauer has a great opportunity to stick as a consistent penalty killer who can also generate offensive-zone time at even strength. He is definitely a bottom-six forward prospect, but he could have a respectable career in that role.

 


 

Rebuild continues to go well for Winnipeg Jets

by Zak McGinniss
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Photo: Forward Jason Gregoire is one of several Winnipeg natives the Jets have in their prospect pool. Gregoire joined the organization as a free agent in 2011. (Terry Lee/Icon SMI)

The Winnipeg Jets continue to rebuild their prospect pool, led by Mark Scheifele and Jacob Trouba. In the past two entry drafts, Jets' General Manager Kevin Cheveldayoff has started to realize a vision of a bigger, tougher, and grittier team. While the rebuild started with the 2011 Draft, solid progress is already being made. Below is a breakdown of all current prospects of the Winnipeg Jets.

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