Nashville Predators defenseman Mark Borowiecki has officially announced his retirement from the NHL at the age of 33. Drafted in the 5th round of the 2008 NHL Draft by the Ottawa Senators, Borowiecki went on to play 458 regular season games in the league, spending 9 years with the Senators and 3 with the Predators, scoring 15 goals and recording 41 assists for a total of 56 points. Known for his physical play and toughness, Borowiecki amassed an impressive 848 penalty minutes throughout his career.
In addition to his regular season accomplishments, Borowiecki made 10 playoff appearances, tallying no points but collecting 8 penalty minutes. Unfortunately, he was only able to participate in 4 games this season due to an injury that kept him sidelined for the remainder of the year.
Teammate Dante Fabbro shared heartfelt words about Borowiecki, stating, “Everyone in the locker room looked up to him as a leader and, most importantly, as a friend. His value is unmatched in any locker room in the NHL. He’s always been a guy you can talk to [about] hockey or life. You can tell we missed him a lot this year on the ice, but his presence at the rink was invaluable.” Known for his fierce on-ice demeanor and positive influence in the locker room, Borowiecki will undoubtedly be remembered for his significant contributions to the NHL.
As fans and fellow players celebrate Mark Borowiecki’s career and wish him well in his retirement, the league bids farewell to a true warrior who made a lasting impact both on and off the ice.