Mickey Mackay came to BC in 1913 to play hockey with the Grand Forks club. Nicknamed “The Wee Scot”, Mackay was best known for his breakaway speed and puck handling. He was elected to the International Hockey hall of Fame in 1952 and the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1958.

Mackay turned professional with the Vancouver Millionaires in the 1914-15 season, and in his rookie year led the Pacific Coast Hockey Association in scoring. He played a major part in taking the Vancouver Millionaires to Vancouver’s first and last Stanley Cup win in 1915.

Mackay played center with the Vancouver team until 1926, winning the top scoring title three times. During his career, he led the Pacific Coast / Western Hockey Association in individual career points (290) on 198 goals and 92 assists.

In 1926, he played two seasons for the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks, and at age 31, led the team in scoring during the 1927-28 season.

Mackay started with Pittsburgh in 1928-29, but joined the Boston Bruins halfway through the season and helped them to a record-breaking year with 38 wins, one tie and only five losses, ending with a Stanley Cup victory. After the start of the 1929-30 season, he retired from play but stayed on with Boston as the Bruins’ team business manager.