Mark Borowiecki
Mark Borowiecki
30-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
$Re-signed with the Senators on a two-year, $2.4 million extension in October 2017.
Records assist in win
DOttawa Senators
November 15, 2019
Borowiecki posted an assist, seven hits, three shots on goal and two blocked shots in Friday's 2-1 win over the Flyers.
It was a little bit of everything from Borowiecki, who contributed his helper on a Filip Chlapik goal in the second period. The physical defenseman is up to 78 hits (second-best in the league), eight points, 35 blocked shots and 29 PIM in 19 games. The 30-year-old is only three points shy of matching his career high, and his impressive physical play always makes him of use to owners playing in "banger" formats.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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Busy night includes game-tying goal
DOttawa Senators
November 13, 2019
Borowiecki scored a goal on two shots in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Devils. He also had two PIM, four hits, one block and a plus-2 rating.
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Surprising start to season
DOttawa Senators
November 2, 2019
Borowiecki picked up two assists Saturday in a 5-2 loss to Boston.
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Adds helper
DOttawa Senators
October 27, 2019
Borowiecki notched an assist, five hits, three shots and two PIM in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Sharks.
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Lights lamp for first time
DOttawa Senators
October 23, 2019
Borowiecki scored a goal on his lone shot in Wednesday's 5-2 win over Detroit.
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Lays out six hits against Lightning
DOttawa Senators
October 12, 2019
Borowiecki delivered six hits Saturday in a 4-2 win over Tampa Bay, but those were his only contributions in the contest.
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