Mark Borowiecki
Mark Borowiecki
31-Year-Old DefensemanD
Ottawa Senators
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Once again, Borowiecki saw his season shortened due to injury concerns, as he played in just 53 games last year. The defenseman is far from an offensive powerhouse, as he has cracked the 10-point mark just twice in his eight-year NHL career. The Ottawa native will dish out plenty of hits (212 last season), so he could provide some value in formats that reward the rough stuff, but he'll otherwise be a low-end fantasy option. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $2.4 million contract extension with the Senators in October of 2017.
Good to go if play resumes
DOttawa Senators
April 16, 2020
Borowiecki (ankle) will be available to suit up if the NHL season picks back up, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
ANALYSIS
Only in a scenario in which the league restarts the regular season will Borowiecki get back onto the ice, as the Senators won't be part of any postseason play. Even with the league on hiatus, the blueliner still put together a career year in which he set personal bests in goals (seven), assists (11) and ice time (17:56). If the Ottawa native continues to play additional minutes next year, he should be capable of topping the 20-point mark for the first time in his NHL career.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    17:56
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:02
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    2:24
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2017–18
14:39
0:01
1:12
2018–19
15:34
0:01
1:28
2019–20
17:56
0:02
2:24
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The 29-year-old Borowiecki isn't much of a threat offensively, but you want him on your team for one reason: hits. Last year, Borowiecki ranked 10th in the league in hits, with 226 despite playing just 52 games after missing more than a month of action with a concussion. If your league rewards hits, Borowiecki is someone you should definitely grab late in the draft, as he's not a well-known name and can almost single-handedly win you that category when healthy.
Borowiecki isn't known for his offensive contributions -- he’s tallied a total of five points in 133 games over the past two seasons -- but he’s a hard-hitting defender who isn't afraid to stick up for his teammates and spend time in the sin bin. The 28-year-old blueliner led the league in PIM (154) and hits (364) in 2016-17, making him a high-end option in fantasy leagues that reward those categories. There’s no reason to believe that Borowiecki is going to alter his approach in 2017-18, so owners in leagues that reward the physical side of hockey shouldn't hesitate to snag him in drafts this season.
Borowiecki plays like a bruising NFL safety on the Senators' back end, generating 233 hits, 102 blocked shots, and 107 penalty minutes in only 63 games. Though he's just 26 years old, the ship has probably sailed for Borowiecki to develop much more of an offensive game, but those in leagues with specialized categories can still probably find their uses for the defenseman while he continues to see consistent ice time.
Borowiecki suited up for 13 games with the Sens last season, collecting a goal and 48 PIM in the process. He's never going to be a viable fantasy option based on his offensive production, but his willingness to drop the gloves gives him some value if he can carve out a permanent roster spot in the NHL.
Borowiecki spent the majority of last season with AHL Binghamton, where he racked up four goals and 10 assists in 53 games. He managed to suit up for six games on the Senators blue line as well, but didn't crack the scoresheet other than piling up 18 PIMs during his short stay. He could be called up again in 2013-14 if the injury bug bites, but he doesn't figure to be a big part of this year's team.
Borowiecki likely has the best chance of any of Ottawa's blueline prospects to make the Sens out of training camp. Named the hardest-working player the last two development camps, Borowiecki is purely a defensive-minded player who has a nasty streak in his game. He saw two games of NHL action in 2011-12 and will certainly be on the radar of Ottawa's coaches and management entering this season's training camp. Should he make the team, he'll see third-pairing minutes with perhaps some penalty-killing time on the second unit. Borowiecki has little fantasy value and will likely only contribute penalty minutes as he's not afraid to fight when needed.
Borowiecki surprised many people, including Ottawa's management, with his play during Binghamton's 2011 Calder Cup Championship run. Coming straight out of college after three years at Clarkson University, the 6'1", 200 pound Borowiecki played nine regular season games with the B-Sens before establishing himself as a shutdown defenseman during Binghamton's AHL playoff run. He plays a very simple, but physical game who is not afraid to throw a big hit to take his man off the puck. Borowiecki should spend the entire 2011-12 season in the AHL, but with another solid season in Binghamton, he may force Ottawa's hand come the 2012-13 season.
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Sitting on career year
DOttawa Senators
Ankle
March 31, 2020
Borowiecki (ankle) missed the final four weeks before the hiatus but had posted career highs in both goals (seven) and assists (11).
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Sidelined indefinitely
DOttawa Senators
Ankle
February 14, 2020
Borowiecki (ankle) will be out indefinitely, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
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Suffers injury Thursday
DOttawa Senators
Ankle
February 13, 2020
Borowiecki suffered a high-ankle injury in Thursday's win over Arizona, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
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Ready to go Thursday
DOttawa Senators
February 13, 2020
Borowiecki (personal) has rejoined the team and will be in action versus Arizona on Thursday, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
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Set to miss road trip
DOttawa Senators
Personal
February 7, 2020
Borowiecki is unlikely to travel with the team for its upcoming two-game road trip, as his wife is expected to give birth soon, per Dean Brown of the Senators Radio Network.
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