New Jersey Devils prospect Mackenzie Blackwood, currently a goalie for the OHL’s Barrie Colts, has been suspended eight games for trying to chop a Sudbury Wolves player into firewood.
No, not literally. But click here for the video. It was a pretty aggressive chop. Fortunately, nobody was hurt.
Suffice to say, Blackwood did not choose the greatest time to show off his Paul Bunyan impression. The 18-year-old was recently named to Team Canada’s World Juniors selection camp roster.
From TSN’s Bob McKenzie:
Calgary prospect Mason McDonald was the only other goalie named last week to Canada’s camp roster.
Blackwood was selected 42nd overall by the Devils in 2015. He was the second goalie taken in the draft, after Washington chose Ilya Samsonov 22nd overall.
Canada’s first two games in Helsinki are against the United States and Denmark.
Here’s the video so you don’t have to click on that link: