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Mike McKenna | Goalie | #35

Team: Dallas Stars
Age / DOB:  (35) / 4/11/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 183
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 6 (172) / NAS
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Mike McKenna has gone back to the minors.
McKenna made one start with Dallas and surrendered five goals in a 5-3 loss to Anaheim. He had a 1-1-0 record with a 2.97 goals-against average and .900 save percentage at the NHL level in two appearances. Apr 8 - 4:14 PM

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Mike McKenna allowed five goals on 33 shots in a 5-3 loss to the Anaheim Ducks.

McKenna is nothing more than a journeyman depth goaltender and was overmatched tonight against a playoff bound Ducks team. McKenna will see his record fall to 1-1-0 with a 2.96 goals-against-average and a .900 save percentage this season.
Apr 7 - 1:06 AM

Mike McKenna will be between the pipes for Dallas on Friday night against Anaheim.

McKenna is being rewarded after he was superb in Tuesday's relief appearance against San Jose. He stopped all 17 shots he faced in a 4-2 victory in his first NHL outing since Feb. 2015. The 34-year-old journeyman has appeared 23 games at the NHL level in his pro career.
Apr 6 - 10:58 AM

Mike McKenna stopped all 17 shots he faced in relief of the injured Kari Lehtonen (upper body) on Tuesday in San Jose.

Head coach Ken Hitchcock said Lehtonen is healthy and ready to return. While he didn't say McKenna would get another start, he did say the backup netminder has probably earned one with his strong play in relief. The Stars have a back-to-back situation on Friday in Anaheim and Saturday in Los Angeles, so perhaps McKenna starts one of those contests.
Apr 4 - 3:14 AM

Mike McKenna has been recalled by the Dallas Stars.

Dallas lost Ben Bishop to a lower-body injury on Sunday night, so McKenna will serve as Kari Lehtonen's understudy. Bishop is slated to be re-evaluated in two weeks.
Mar 19 - 11:36 AM

Mike McKenna has been sent to the minors.

That's to be expected given that Ben Bishop (knee) is returning on Friday. McKenna didn't end up playing in a game with Dallas during this NHL stint.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 16 - 6:42 PM

Mike McKenna has been called up by Dallas.

Ben Bishop was hurt in Monday's game against Ottawa. Bishop is expected to miss Dallas' next two games, so McKenna will serve as Kari Lehtonen's understudy.
Mar 6 - 10:58 AM

Mike McKenna has been sent to AHL Texas.

McKenna was briefly with the Stars because Ben Bishop was dealing with a sore back. His reassignment suggests that Bishop will be available on Saturday.
Source: NHL.com
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 12:11:00 PM

Mike McKenna has been called up by the Dallas Stars.

As reported on Wednesday, Ben Bishop is unavailable for Thursday's contest due to a sore back. McKenna will serve as Kari Lehtonen's understudy as a result.
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 10:56:00 AM

Mike McKenna has been reassigned to the AHL by Dallas.

McKenna didn't get any playing time with Dallas during his brief NHL stint. The 34-year-old netminder last got into an NHL game during the 2014-15 campaign.
Source: NHL.com
Thu, Nov 23, 2017 01:35:00 PM

Mike McKenna has been recalled by Dallas.

McKenna has a 5-5-1 record with an .871 save percentage and a 3.51 goals-against average in 12 games with AHL Texas this year. He will be Ben Bishop's understudy while Kari Lehtonen is away from the team for personal reasons.
Mon, Nov 20, 2017 11:18:00 AM

Mike McKenna has signed a one-year, two-way contract with Dallas.

McKenna played for the Springfield Thunderbirds and the Syracuse Crunch in the AHL last season. He helped get the Crunch to the Calder Cup Final. He will likely be back in the AHL next season with Ben Bishop and Kari Lehtonen in Dallas.
Sat, Jul 1, 2017 04:32:00 PM

Mike McKenna has been shipped to Tampa Bay in exchange for Adam Wilcox.

He had a 9-10-0 record with a 2.83 goals-against average and a .907 save percentage in 26 games with Springfield of the AHL this season.
Wed, Mar 1, 2017 01:42:00 PM

Mike McKenna has returned to the minors.

McKenna was summoned to serve as the Panthers' backup netminder on Thursday. That allowed Roberto Luongo to take a night off while James Reimer got the nod. However, Luongo is expected to start on Friday.
Source: NHL.com
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 01:26:00 PM

Mike McKenna has been called up by the Florida Panthers.

McKenna will serve as James Reimer's backup on Thursday. That will allow Roberto Luongo to take a day off entirely. Luongo is still expected to start on Friday though, so McKenna might return to the AHL on Friday.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 11:46:00 AM

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C1Tyler Seguin
2Jason Spezza
3Martin Hanzal
4Radek Faksa
5Gemel Smith
LW1Jamie Benn
2Mattias Janmark
3Antoine Roussel
4Roope Hintz
5Jason Robertson
RW1Alexander Radulov
2Brett Ritchie
3Devin Shore
4Tyler Pitlick
D1John Klingberg
2Esa Lindell
3Marc Methot
4Dan Hamhuis
5Stephen Johns
6Julius Honka
7Greg Pateryn
G1Ben Bishop
2Kari Lehtonen