The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team has signed transition player Ian MacKay to a three-year contract, pending league approval.
MacKay (5’10”, 216 lbs., 5/31/1994) finished the 2022-23 season with new career highs in goals (19), points (38) and loose-ball recoveries (121) while also tying his previous career high in games played (18). In his four seasons with the Bandits, MacKay has totaled 104 points (48+56) and 407 loose-ball recoveries in 64 career games.
During Buffalo’s 2023 NLL championship run, MacKay recorded 16 points (5+11) in six games and added 40 loose-ball recoveries. In 16 career playoff games, MacKay has registered 30 points (10+20) and 98 loose-ball recoveries for the Bandits.
In 2018-19, MacKay earned NLL All-Rookie honors and was a finalist for the NLL Rookie of the Year Award after finishing the season ranked ninth in franchise history in rookie scoring with 32 points (11+21).
MacKay, who was selected by the Bandits in the first round (4th overall) of the 2018 NLL Entry Draft, had a prolific collegiate lacrosse career at the University of Vermont prior to turning pro. He left Vermont’s program as the all-time leading goal scorer (150) and ranked fourth in career points (230) and fifth in career assists (80). The Port Elgin, Ontario native has also played lacrosse on an international level, winning a silver medal with Team Canada at the 2018 FIL Men’s Lacrosse World Championship in Netanya, Israel.