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GM McKenzie inks extension with Rangers

He's been at the helm since 2017
Mike McKenzie
Photo from the Kitchener Rangers

The Kitchener Rangers have signed General Manager Mike McKenzie to a contract extension through the 2024-25 season.

McKenzie just finished his third season as the team's GM.

“I can’t express how excited I am to continue my journey with the Rangers,” McKenzie said in a release.

“The Rangers organization and Kitchener-Waterloo community holds a special place in my heart and always will. I have learned so much and met so many great people in my time here.”

McKenzie also took over as the team's interim head coach in November.

He had two years left on his original contract.

“In March 2017, Mike was announced as the Rangers’ General Manager as he had clearly demonstrated a work ethic and skill set that would provide him the opportunity to climb the ranks in the OHL,” added Rangers Chief Operating Officer, Steve Bienkowski.

“During the last three seasons, my opinion has been further cemented watching his draft, recruitment and management skills. He has demonstrated both a caring side for our players and staff and, at the same time, understood he is also responsible for making difficult decisions at times; both necessary skills of a senior leader of any organization.”

McKenzie first joined the organization as an assistant coach in 2012.

During his tenure as GM, the Rangers made an appearance in the 2018 Western Conference Final.

On Monday, the OHL playoffs were officially cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kitchener finished third in the Western Conference.


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