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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 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. Fri, Dec 8, 2017 12:11:00 PM
Source: NHL.com

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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

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

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PosRoleName
C1Tyler Seguin
2Jason Spezza
3Martin Hanzal
4Radek Faksa
5Gemel Smith
LW1Jamie Benn
2Mattias Janmark
3Antoine Roussel
4Remi Elie
RW1Alexander Radulov
2Brett Ritchie
3Devin Shore
4Tyler Pitlick
D1John Klingberg
2Esa Lindell
3Marc Methot
4Dan Hamhuis
5Stephen Johns
6Julius Honka
7Greg Pateryn
8Dillon Heatherington
G1Ben Bishop
2Kari Lehtonen