Rookie Year Experience has Mackey Ready to Go

CALGARY, AB – When you start with dessert, vegetables don’t sound so appealing.

So you can forgive Connor Mackey if he was taken aback for a second when it came time to ditch the cake and dive in to the cauliflower.

Since signing with the Flames prior to the team hitting the bubble for the 2019-20 postseason, all he’d known was life in the NHL. He was with the Flames throughout the stay in the Edmonton bubble. He had a strong preseason camp in 2020-21 and earned a spot with the big club to start the campaign.

Then, he found out he was going to head to the Heat.