Mackenze Stewart is a highly sought-after player development and life skills coach. His program has been recognized and used at the NHL level working with the Vancouver Canucks, as well as many young aspiring athletes.
Mackenze’s unique journey to the NHL has made him into a passionate leader that brings the same level of intensity and work ethic to each client.
Born with a hearing impairment and having to start the game at the age of 12 Mackenze reached an impossible feat of getting drafted to the NHL, and not a year later he signed his first NHL contract.
Throughout this interview, Mackenze discusses what it was like always being the player to "beat the odds".
He discusses how challenging it was to ignore teammates who had him pegged as a "try-hard" or someone who took the game too seriously.
Mackenze shares his story about focusing on what mattered to him, and not the opinions of others.
Enjoy this powerful conversation with Mackenze Stewart.