Ryan Mackinnon has been rock solid for the UPEI Panthers

Ryan Mackinnon has been rock solid for the UPEI Panthers

Story By: Jason Malloy Jason.Malloy@theguardian.pe.ca

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – If the UPEI Panthers are playing, it won't be hard to find Ryan MacKinnon.

Just check the ice and there's a good chance No. 46 is out there.

The third-year Panthers defenceman is averaging more than 30 minutes of ice time a game — that's half a regulation hockey game.

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Need to know

Ryan MacKinnon

Who – A third-year member of the UPEI Panthers men's hockey team.

Hometown – Summerside.

Position – A six-foot defenceman.

Did you know? MacKinnon was part of the conference's all-rookie team in 2015-16.

MacKinnon: "Anytime a coach like Forbie has confidence in a player, it definitely helps them out. He's given me every opportunity in the world to succeed, and I can't thank him enough for that."

Coach Forbes MacPherson: "Ryan has been a horse for us. He's logging big minutes, playing key minutes, playing with a different D partner, essentially every shift. . .. He is like the perfect student-athlete, role model, community guy. However many boxes there are, he checks every one."

Statistics

Season    GP    G    A    Pts.

University

2017-18    14    4    8    12

2016-17    24    0    5    5

2015-16    28    7    7    14

Junior

2014-15    64    10    40    50

2013-14    66    4    18    22

2012-13    66    5    17    22

2011-12    56    1    12    13