?This is what you dreamed of?: Flames rookie Mackey arrives at NHL level

Calgary Flames defenceman Connor Mackey skates by himself as goalie Jacob Markstrom and the team look on prior to Mackey’s first NHL game, on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.

The boss tells you that you’re in the lineup for your first game.

And then your buddies tell you that you’re first out the gate for warm-ups.

It’s become something of a National Hockey League tradition — the introductory lap for any young buck prior to his debut at the highest level.

And in the case of Calgary Flames rookie defenceman Connor Mackey, his teammates didn’t seem to be in any rush to share the spotlight. He was out there by his lonesome for c

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