Calgary Flames blueliner MacKenzie Weegar has changed agencies
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By Ryan Pike3 months ago
Over the weekend, Calgary Flames blueliner MacKenzie Weegar captured a gold medal as part of Canada’s entry at the 2023 IIHF men’s World Championship tournament. On Tuesday, it was announced that Weegar has changed agencies (but he’s going to be keeping the same agent, for now).
For awhile, Weegar has been represented by his uncle, Matthew Ebbs, who operated as Weegar’s agent under the umbrella of Mazerolle and Lemay (a law firm). But Weegar and Ebbs are headed to the Montreal-based Propulsion Sports Agency.
Weegar is expected to still be represented by Ebbs for awhile – Nick Riopel at Propulsion is in the process of becoming NHLPA certified. Riopel, 34, was a fifth-round pick of the Philadelphia Flyers in 2009. A goaltender, he was named the QMJHL’s most valuable player in 2008-09. He moved into player representation, primarily at the minor league level, after finishing his playing career in 2018. Weegar will be the first NHL client for Propulsion.
Weegar was traded to the Flames last summer and agreed to an eight-year, $50 million contract extension with the club. With Weegar under contract through 2030-31, what would a new agency do for him? We asked around, and the move was primarily driven by his desire to be with a full-service agency that’s looking to grow and work to grow his career on and off the ice.
Weegar was named the top defenceman at the World Championships and a tournament all-star. Barring a big-time off-season acquisition, he’ll be the Flames’ highest-paid blueliner with a $6.25 million cap hit.
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