David Makowski is a 6' 1" 205 pound defenseman who was born in California and hails from St. Louis, Missouri. He has had success throughout his hockey career. After high school he played junior hockey and for the last two years of his junior career played for Green Bay in the USHL. His last year in juniors (2009-2010) his team won both the Clark Cup (playoffs) and Anderson Cup (regular season). David had 41 points that season (18 goals 23 assists), was named to the All-USHL First Team and was selected as the USHL Defenseman of the Year.
Makowski moved on from Green Bay to the University of Denver where he would play four years and finished his career with 93 points (27 goals 66 assists) in 142 games. As a senior he was captain of the team and helped Denver win the inaugural National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) Championship and a berth in the NCAA tournament. David, who received his degree in management, was also named to the NCAA All-Academic team.
|David raises the NCHC Championship Trophy|
Upon finishing his final year of eligibility with the University of Denver, David signed a one year deal with the Hamilton Bulldogs, the AHL affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens. He split time last season between Hamilton (7 games) and their ECHL affiliate Wheeling (44 games).
David has three younger brothers (Ali, Jeff, & Timmy) and enjoys golf, tennis, and snowboarding when he is not playing hockey.
Here is Makowski's background in hockey courtesy of hockeydb:
Defense -- shoots R
Born Aug 19 1989 -- St. Louis, MO
[26 yrs. ago]
Height 6.01 -- Weight 205
|2007-08||St. Louis Bandits||NAHL||51||4||16||20||73||22|
|2008-09||Green Bay Gamblers||USHL||51||9||20||29||71||23||7||3||4||7||18|
|2009-10||Green Bay Gamblers||USHL||52||18||23||41||84||22||12||1||10||11||29|
|2010-11||U. of Denver||WCHA||41||6||24||30||53|
|2011-12||U. of Denver||WCHA||20||2||10||12||26|
|2012-13||U. of Denver||WCHA||39||9||18||27||42|
|2013-14||U. of Denver||NCHC||42||10||14||24||48|
If you are on Twitter you can follow David at: @David_Makowski
DID YOU KNOW: David played with two former Allen Americans at the University of Denver, Anthony Maiani and John Ryder. Also, when he was a freshman he made ESPN's "plays of the day" when he scored a 180 foot shorthanded goal that has over 275,000 views. The video below is from last year when David was with the Wheeling Nailers. He talks about himself and the crazy goal.