Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bill MacKenzie
Defenceman Bill MacKenzie played nearly 300 games for three different teams in the 1930s and '40s. Although he had a decent shot from the point, his main role was to play the man in his own zone and move the puck up to his forwards.

The Winnipeg native played junior with the local Elmwoods before spending a year with the senior Montreal AAA. In 1932-33, he looked solid as a rookie with the Chicago Black Hawks. After signing as a free agent with the Montreal Maroons, he spent a little over a year stabilizing their blueline. Mackenzie also toiled for the Canadiens and the New York Rangers before returning to Chicago in a deal for Marty Burke in December 1937.

The veteran rearguard tried to sort the Hawks' struggling blueline then was as shocked as everyone else in hockey when they left their poor regular season behind and won the Stanley Cup. After playing 19 games for the Hawks in 1939-40, Mackenzie spent the rest of his playing days in the AHL. After serving his country for a year in World War II, he returned to play 13 games for the Cleveland Barons in 1944-45 before retiring

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1929-30 Elmwood Millionaires WJrHL 9 7 1 8 10 2 1 0 1 6
1929-30 Elmwood Millionaires M-Cup 5 1 2 3 0
1930-31 Elmwood Millionaires WJrHL 11 8 6 14 6 12 6 3 9 2
1930-31 Elmwood Millionaires M-Cup 9 7 4 11 2
1931-32 Montreal AAA MCHL 10 0 3 3 22 4 1 1 2 8
1931-32 Montreal AAA Al-Cup 6 0 0 0 0
1932-33 Montreal Royals MCHL 12 7 4 11 33 4 0 0 0 15
1932-33 Montreal Royals Al-Cup 6 4 0 4 23
1933-34 Montreal Maroons NHL 47 4 3 7 20 4 0 0 0 0
1934-35 Montreal Maroons NHL 5 0 0 0 0
1934-35 Windsor Bulldogs IHL 21 3 1 4 19
1934-35 New York Rangers NHL 15 1 0 1 10 3 0 0 0 0
1935-36 Windsor Bulldogs IHL 42 10 8 18 52 8 0 1 1 6
1936-37 Montreal Maroons NHL 10 0 1 1 6
1936-37 Montreal Canadiens NHL 39 4 3 7 22 5 1 0 1 0
1937-38 Montreal Canadiens NHL 11 0 0 0 4
1937-38 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 35 1 2 3 20 9 0 1 1 11
1938-39 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 47 1 0 1 36
1939-40 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 19 0 1 1 14
1939-40 Providence Reds IAHL 21 6 7 13 30 7 1 2 3 5
1940-41 Cleveland Barons IAHL 56 7 10 17 34 9 1 1 2 4
1941-42 Cleveland Barons AHL 56 5 12 17 20 5 0 0 0 0
1942-43 Cleveland Barons AHL 42 6 8 14 18 4 0 2 2 2
1943-44
1944-45 Cleveland Barons AHL 13 0 2 2 6
NHL Totals 228 11 10 21 132 21 1 1 2 11


IAHL Second All-Star Team (1940)
AHL First All-Star Team (1941, 1942)
AHL Second All-Star Team (1943)
Signed as a free agent by Mtl. Maroons June 25, 1933. Loaned to NY Rangers by Mtl. Maroons for the remainder of the 1934-35 season, January 29, 1935. Traded to Montreal by Mtl. Maroons for Paul Runge, December 3, 1936. Traded to Chicago by Montreal for Marty Burke, December 10, 1937. Traded to Montreal by Chicago for cash, May 11, 1940. Traded to Cleveland (IAHL) by Montreal with Bill Summerhill for Jim O'Neil, May 17, 1940.