I take special pride in writing about Hockey East players that make it into the Boston Bruins system and Kyle MacKinnon is one of those guys. MacKinnon spent his Hockey East days playing for the Providence College Friars before being signed by the Providence Bruins in July.
Before the P-Bruins, MacKinnon led the Friars in goals scored his Junior and Senior years playing. During his senior year, MacKinnon as co-captain totalled 14 goals and finished second with 23 points. He finished his career at Providence College with 71 points on 37 goals and 34 assists.
Besides doing really well in college hockey, MacKinnon was named to the Hockey East All-Academic team for all for seasons. So not only can he score on ice, but he can score when it comes to getting A’s? Now that’s the kind of guy we want playing for us.
This season for the Providence Bruins, MacKinnon has played in 24 games so far, registering 3 goals and 6 assists. He is currently in his third season for the P-Bruins and I have a feeling he will have many more to come.
So as you know by now I love posting videos to go along with these profiles so you can get a sense of what kind of player these guys are.
Like this video for instance, MacKinnon being 5’11″ and 185 isn’t exactly the biggest player out there. But he can throw down and fight if necessary:
Oh and did I mention before he can score?
Before the Friars, MacKinnon played for the Chilliwack Chiefs in the BCHL which is where he scored that goal.
You can look forward to a new Providence Profile every Monday right here at A Cup A Bruin!