The Kitchener Rangers have announced that Mike McKenzie will take over the role of General Manager, effective immediately.
Murray Hiebert will assume the role of Director of Hockey Operations, while McKenzie’s former position as Assistant General Manager will remain vacant.
McKenzie joined the Rangers in 2012 as an Assistant Coach, and was promoted to double duty before the 2015-2016 season, acting as the team’s Assistant General Manager on top of his coaching duties.
As general manager, McKenzie will be responsible for all elements of Rangers’ scouting, including the upcoming OHL Priority Selection, OHL Under-18 Priority Selection and 2017 CHL Import Draft.
Prior to joining the Rangers, McKenzie attended St. Lawrence University for four seasons, graduating at the conclusion of the 2010 campaign. He then spent parts of two seasons in the AHL and ECHL.
McKenzie was drafted by the Saginaw Spirit in the seventh round of the 2002 OHL Priority Selection.