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Mark Borowiecki | Defenseman | #74

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 205
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 5 (139) / OTT
Contract: view contract details

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Despite losing two straight games, the Ottawa Senators are still in the middle of the Eastern Conference playoff race.
The Sens are five points back of the Devils for the final Wild Card spot in the East, but they're going to have to turn things around soon if they hope to play hockey in the spring. "It’s kind of gut-check time for us here," said defenseman Mark Borowiecki. "This is kind of when you find out what a team is made of. This is that stretch where teams are going to start pulling away and that kind of parity you see in the East isn’t going to go away. For us to kind of make that push, to stay in the hunt, we’re going to have to look ourselves in the eye and look each other in the eye to make sure we have what it takes." Jan 24 - 11:30 AM
Source: Ottawa Sun

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Mark Borowiecki registering a fighting major and four hits in Wednesday's loss to Anaheim.

He fought Ducks rearguard Josh Manson in response to a hard hit on Curtis Lazar, but didn't get an instigator penalty. Borowiecki is fourth in the NHL with 90 penalty minutes and he is tied for first with eight majors. He is also second in the league with 194 hits.
Jan 14 - 8:16 AM

If you are expecting Mark Borowiecki to retaliate for the dirty hit he sustained from Brad Marchand that resulted in the Bruins forward being suspended for three games, think again.

The Senators face off against the Bruins for the first time since the hit but neither Borowiecki nor any of the Sens are expected to exact revenge on Marchand or any of the Bruins for that matter. So if you were thinking of inserting Borowiecki into your lineup for a penalty-minute boost, we might give that a second thought.
Jan 9 - 11:22 AM

Mark Borowiecki is "banged up" after Tuesday's game against Boston, but he still could play Wednesday.

He may have been hurt on Brad Marchand's submarine hit during the first period. Borowiecki stayed in the game, but Ottawa called up Michael Kostka and Fredrik Claesson from Binghamton on Wednesday as insurance.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 04:19:00 PM

Mark Borowiecki was ejected from Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.

He received a five-minute major for interference and a game misconduct for a hit on Lightning forward Brian Boyle. Borowiecki dropped the gloves with Braydon Coburn, who was sticking up for his teammate. He racked up 20 penalty minutes in just 21 seconds of playing time.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 08:43:00 AM

Mark Borowiecki is expected to continue playing up front on Wednesday.

Shane Prince was taking regular line rushes on the fourth unit at practice, but he is slated to be scratch again. "I like the guys that are playing," coach Dave Cameron said. "So he's (Prince) going to have to wait until such time as somebody disappoints us and we have to make a change."
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 10:12:00 AM

Mark Borowiecki played on the top line Tuesday and he may line up as a forward again Thursday.

He replaced Mike Hoffman in Tuesday's win over Florida and coach Dave Cameron liked the defensive awareness and physical presence that Borowiecki brought to the table. He skated with the fourth-line forwards at Wednesday's practice.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 08:43:00 AM

Mark Borowiecki had a scare on Thursday when he suffered a cut near his eye.

"I had black spot in my vision, a burning sensation," Borowiecki said. "Originally, I thought I had scratched my cornea." Fortunately that wasn't the case. He left the game briefly, but was able to return.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 11:34:00 AM

Just a reminder if you need some PIMs from your blueline to consider the Senators' Mark Borowiecki.

He engaged in a fight Thursday with the Penguins' Bobby Farnham and with Chris Neil's role on the Sens diminished, Borowiecki is the team's main sherrif. Consider picking him up if you want to get your penalty minute fix from a blueliner.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 11:32:00 AM

Mark Borowiecki will move to the right side this season.

He has played on the left throughout his career, but he has accepted the new challenge that awaits him. "It's a bit of a point of pride for me," Borowiecki said. "It's not an easy thing for a defenseman to do. Especially young guys who haven't been in the league a long while. Not many guys can do it, for whatever reason. If the coaches keep giving me that opportunity and I can kind of run with it, I'd be pretty happy." He is projected to be paired with Jared Cowen.
Wed, Oct 7, 2015 11:19:00 AM

Mark Borowiecki was credited with eight hits in Game 3's 2-1 overtime loss to Montreal.

"It was a fun game to be a part of," said Borowiecki despite the defeat, which puts Ottawa down 3-0 in the series. "A lot of energy in the building, fans gave us jump." Teammate Chris Neil led all skaters with nine body checks on Sunday night, as the Senators outhit the Canadiens by a 61-36 margin. Borowiecki sits second in the playoffs among defensemen with 17 hits after three contests.
Mon, Apr 20, 2015 11:22:00 AM

Mark Borowiecki admitted that his team needs to stick to their game plan after they take the lead.

Ottawa scored the first goal in each of their two playoff losses to Montreal and that isn't sitting well with Borowiecki and his teammates. "Any time you get that first one, you want to lock it down," said Borowiecki. "You’re not going to win games 1-0 very often, but you kind of want to give yourself a chance. It’s just a product of us kind of getting away from our game plan." Ottawa trails 2-0 in the best of seven series against Montreal.
Sun, Apr 19, 2015 09:15:00 AM

Mark Borowiecki scored his first goal of the year in Sunday's 5-4 shootout win over Calgary.

He also posted a plus-2 rating and five penalty minutes in 17:17 of ice time. Borowiecki dropped the gloves with Brandon Bollig during the first period to give him 88 penalty minutes in 45 games. He has picked up eight points and 155 hits this season as well.
Mon, Mar 9, 2015 11:37:00 AM

Mark Borowiecki will return to the Senators lineup Wednesday versus the Canadiens.

After being a healthy scratch in Monday’s game against Carolina, Boroweicki will find his way back into the Sens lineup Wednesday. The 25-year-old Ottawa native has no fantasy value unless you are looking strictly for penalty minutes, as Borowiecki has 71 in just 36 games played on defense. He will replace Patrick Wiercioch on the blue line.
Wed, Feb 18, 2015 05:01:00 PM

Mark Borowiecki is a healthy scratch in Monday's game against Carolina.

The 25-year-old has no goals and just seven points in 36 games this season. He shouldn't appear on anyone's fantasy radar.
Mon, Feb 16, 2015 07:39:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Kyle Turris
2Mika Zibanejad
3Jean-Gabriel Pageau
4Zack Smith
5Curtis Lazar
6Ryan Dzingel
LW1Mike Hoffman
2Clarke MacArthur
3Milan Michalek
4Shane Prince
5David Dziurzynski
RW1Bobby Ryan
2Mark Stone
3Chris Neil
4Alex Chiasson
D1Erik Karlsson
2Marc Methot
3Cody Ceci
4Patrick Wiercioch
5Mark Borowiecki
6Jared Cowen
7Chris Wideman
G1Craig Anderson
2Andrew Hammond