Scott Macaulay Earns Spot on ECHL All-Star Team
TULSA, OK - The ECHL announced on Wednesday that Tulsa Oilers defenseman Scott Macaulay has been selected to participate in the 2015 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic presented by Visit Orlando on Wednesday, January 21 in Orlando, Florida. Macaulay (muh-CALL-ee) will be the Oilers' lone representative on a team of ECHL All-Stars that will face off against the Orlando Solar Bears.
"It's a privilege to be recognized and selected to the All-Star team but I wouldn't have this opportunity without the help of my teammates," Macaulay remarked. "Honestly, I feel like we have so many guys on our team who are playing great hockey this season so it's definitely humbling for me to be selected. I'm looking forward to being part of a great event in Orlando and I want to thank the league and all the people who voted for giving me this opportunity."
In his second season as a pro and second season with the Oilers, Macaulay has appeared in all 36 games and leads all Tulsa defensemen with 24 points (6 goals, 18 assists). The 24-year old recorded his first multi-goal game of the season on Tuesday night in Rapid City and has already doubled his goal total from the entire 2013-14 campaign. Macaulay is tops on the Tulsa squad with four game-winning goals and is tied for the team lead with ten power play points. Among ECHL blue-liners, Macaulay ranks second in points and is only one point shy of tying his rookie total of 25 points.
"This is an extremely deserving honor for Scott and I know he will represent the Oilers' organization in a first-class manner at the All-Star game," said Tulsa head coach, Bruce Ramsay. "We've known for a couple years now that we have something special with Scott and I'm excited for the rest of the league to be able to get a glimpse of his speed, his intelligence, and his offensive capabilities."
A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Macaulay has totaled ten goals, 40 assists, and 44 penalty minutes in 95 professional games. The 5-foot-8, 170-pound defenseman played four games with the Bakersfield Condors as an amateur at the end of the 2012-13 season and officially started his pro career in Bakersfield in 2013-14. Macaulay appeared in two games for the Condors before finding a permanent home in Tulsa for the remainder of the season. As a rookie, Macaulay ranked second in scoring among all Oilers defensemen with three goals and 22 assists. He helped the Oilers reach the CHL postseason for the first time in three years and chipped in four points (1 goal, 3 assists) in six playoff games.
Prior to turning pro, Macaulay played four seasons of college hockey at Northern Michigan University. In his senior season of 2012-13, Macaulay was named the Wildcats' captain and chipped in five goals and 11 assists in 38 games. As a standout junior player for his hometown Winnipeg Saints (MJHL), Macaulay was named to the MJHL All-Rookie Team in 2007-08 and the following season, he was selected as an MJHL All-Star and named the league's Top Defenseman after putting up 49 points (7 goals, 42 assists) in 47 appearances.
Macaulay and the Oilers finish the week with a pair of games in Rapid City on Friday and Saturday. Both contests are slated for 8:05 p.m. Central Time and on Friday, all Oilers fans are encouraged to attend the official Bud Light Watch Party at Fox and Hound (71st and Garnett).
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