Birds add big defender

Randy Russon
August 29, 2018

Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League have stayed local to sign 2001 birth year defenceman Jonathan Mackin, Hockey News North has confirmed.

The rugged defender, who is listed at 6-foot-1, 200 pounds, showed an offensive and testy side with the Soo Greyhounds of the Great North Midget Hockey League in 2017-2018.

Playing in 34 regular season games with the Soo major midgets in 2017-2018, Mackin netted 8 goals, 14 assists, 22 points and racked up 111 minutes in penalties.

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