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Mike McKenna | Goalie | #35

Team: Dallas Stars
Age / DOB:  (34) / 4/11/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 183
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 6 (172) / NAS

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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. Jul 1 - 4:32 PM

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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.
Mar 1 - 1:42 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.
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

The Panthers have returned Mike McKenna to Portland of the AHL.

He was promoted a week ago to back up starter Roberto Luongo while regular backup Al Montoya recovered from a head/neck injury. Now that Montoya is healthy, McKenna is no longer needed.
Sat, Mar 5, 2016 09:59:00 AM

Mike McKenna is expected to return to the minors this weekend.

Al Montoya (neck) is ready to return and he is expected to dress in Saturday's game against Arizona. McKenna is up with the team on an emergency basis.
Fri, Mar 4, 2016 09:08:00 AM

Mike McKenna has been called up by Florida on an emergency basis.

The Panthers lost Al Montoya to injury on Sunday versus Minnesota, so McKenna will fill in as the team's backup behind Roberto Luongo.
Mon, Feb 29, 2016 03:26:00 PM

Mike McKenna said he's ready if the Panthers need him at some point this season.

McKenna will likely serve as the team's starting goalie in the AHL. With Roberto Luongo and Al Montoya as the number one and two goaltenders on the roster, McKenna will only see time if one of those two players is injured. "I thought this was the best chance I had to maybe get some NHL time and I’m going to make the most of that chance if it comes,’’ said McKenna. "Everyone hopes to play with just two goalies in a season, but I have to be ready. This is what I always work for. I’ve had a few chances, but I sure would like another solid crack at it.’’
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 11:48:00 AM

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

"McKenna is an experienced goalie who helped lead Portland to the playoffs last season," said GM Dale Tallon in a statement. He posted a 27-18-6 record in the AHL with a 2.24 goals-against average, a .926 save percentage and seven shutouts last season.
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 01:28:00 PM

Arizona has assigned Mike McKenna to the minors.

His only action this season at the NHL level came in a 5-2 loss to Colorado on Feb. 16.
Thu, Feb 26, 2015 05:32:00 PM

With five goals allowed on 34 shots, it's accurate to say that Mike McKenna's season debut did not go well. But it's not as though he was supported.

When Gabriel Landeskog made it 5-1 late in the second period, the Coyotes as a team had as many shots on goal through 37:18 of play than the Avalanche had pucks in the net. That's how little support Mike McKenna received. Though he can't escape blame, having let in a few stinkers as well, like Landeskog's tally. By the time the game mercifully ended, it was 5-2 Colorado and the 31 year old McKenna's career record had fallen to 5-11-2 with 68 goals against in 22 games.
Tue, Feb 17, 2015 12:49:00 AM

Mike McKenna will play between the pipes on Monday.

McKenna hasn't played in a game yet for Arizona in the 2014-15 campaign. The Coyotes have been leaning heavily on Mike Smith since the Devan Dubnyk trade and are expected to continue to do so for the remainder of the season.
Mon, Feb 16, 2015 02:18:00 PM

Mike McKenna has been brought back up by Arizona.

He was exchanged for Louis Domingue at the end of January, but he's back up with the big club again to serve as Mike Smith's backup. McKenna hasn't made his Coyotes debut yet.
Mon, Feb 9, 2015 01:47:00 PM

The Arizona Coyotes sent goalie Mike McKenna back to the AHL on Saturday.

McKenna wasn't really even getting a sniff of playing time as the Coyotes are in Mike Smith-or-die mode, so this is rally just a note for those who were maybe pondering daily fantasy moves on rare evenings.
Sat, Jan 31, 2015 01:35:00 PM

Mike McKenna has been called up by the Arizona Coyotes.

Goaltender Mike Lee was simultaneously sent to the minors. McKenna has a 2.09 GAA and .934 save percentage in 32 AHL contests. It's possible that he'll serve as the Coyotes' backup goaltender going forward, but given the timing of this move, the more likely scenario is that Lee will be recalled after the All-Star break and McKenna will return to AHL Portland.
Wed, Jan 21, 2015 01:08:00 PM

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