Rapid City Rush hire new team president

Todd Mackin joins the rush after eight seasons with the Kansas City Mavericks

RAPID CITY, S.D. –  The Rapid City Rush announced on Friday that Todd Mackin is joining the organization as the team’s new President.

Mackin will oversee the team’s day-to-day operations.

He comes to the Rush after spending the last eight years working in the front office of the ECHL’s Kansas City Mavericks. Prior to that, Mackin worked for several NFL teams including the Chicago Bears, the New York Jets and Kansas City.

Mackin says he has a clear vision for the future of the Rush.

“My goals are simple,” Rush new President Todd Mackin said. “I want to fill the stands. I want to grow our revenue through partnerships. I want to be engaged in the community. I want us to be everywhere on every corner and have people respond by saying, the Rush are all over the place. On the hockey side of things, I’d like to win more hockey games. I’d like to see us improve.”

Mackin replaces Joe Macdonell who decided to part ways with the team in December.


Rapid City Rush 3, Utah Grizzlies 0

Meanwhile, the Rapid City Rush shut out the Utah Grizzlies on Friday night, 3-0.

Adam Carlson played outstanding for the Rush. He stopped all 41 shots on goal.

Alec Baer, Garrett Klotz and Cedric Montminy each scored a goal for the Rush.

Rapid City currently trails Kansas City by 10 points for the fourth and final playoff spot in the Mountain Division with just 11 games remaining.

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