He has been around the game a long time, dating back to before he played in the Ontario Hockey League with the Soo Greyhounds during the 1973-1974 season.
He moved away from his Sault Ste. Marie home more than 40 years ago to live in Chicago and has been there ever since.
From his long-time involvement with the Chicago Young Americans elite hockey program to what he does now as a family advisor, David Maciuk has literally spent a lifetime in the game.
Known as a hard-working advisor with a growing stable of players looking to move on to the next levels of hockey, Maciuk has seen two of his clients get Division 1, National Collegiate Athletic Association commitments over the past few weeks.
As defenceman Joe Rutkowski from the Coulee Region Chill is ticketed for the Ferris State University Bulldogs, plum prospect Matt Jurusik is seen as the goalie of the present and the future for the University of Wisconsin Badgers after a sensational 2014-2015 season with the Janesville Jets of the North American Hockey League.
Rutkowski and Jurusik are just two of Maciuk’s many clients and the well-connected family advisor keeps his door open for other players who may want to utilize his services.
Maciuk assists all of his clients in moving on, no matter the level, whether they are playing high school or major midget or have already advanced to junior, be it in the NAHL, the OHL, the United States Hockey League, the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League or the U.S. Premier Hockey League.
And once his players make it to the NCAA ranks, he begins to look ahead to professional hockey opportunities down the road.
“This is what I do,” Maciuk is fond of saying, “and I work hard doing the best I can for my clients.”