Panthers' MacKenzie will retire after this season
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Derek MacKenzie will play one final NHL campaign.

The Florida Panthers forward and former captain told The Athletic's George Richards on Thursday that the 2018-19 season will be his last as a player.

MacKenzie said he would like to stay involved with the organization when he hangs up his skates.

The 37-year-old is entering his 18th campaign and fifth with the Panthers. He wore the 'C' for Florida in 2016-17 and 2017-18. Aleksander Barkov succeeded him as captain earlier this fall.

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