The Ottawa Senators have given one of their own native’s, defenseman Mark Borowiecki, a three-year extension worth $3.3 million that will keep him in a Senators’ uniform through the 2017-’18 season. The deal calls for $1 million in 2015-’16, $1.1 million in 2016-’17 and $1.2 million in 2017-’18 that will kick in after the upcoming season has ended. His one way ticket starts this season that will pay him $600,000 as he enters his last year of his current two year contract.
The 6’2, 205 lb blue-line enforcer had 2 goals and 6 assists along with 158 pim and a +14 in 50 games for the Binghamton Senators last season while serving as the team’s captain. He also saw 13 games of action for the Ottawa Senators having scored one goal with no assists while adding 48 pims. Borowiecki was paired with Patrick Mullen on the first unit heading for the playoffs, where the B-Sens lost to their rival’s, the W/B-Scranton Penguins for the second straight season in the first round.
As a fifth round draft choice in 2008, Boro had turned pro playing in nine regular season games for the B-Sens late in 2011, and participated in 21 contests in the post season in helping his team win it all as the first ever Calder Cup trophy in Binghamton.
Still though, the timing and the length of the extension is rather odd. While the 25-year-old has seen limited time up in the NHL, right now he has four years of NHL time and salary locked up while only having played in 21 career games as some Sens’ fans are scratching their head’s asking why, and question’s still remain on Patrick Wiercioch‘s status along with Marc Methot, not yet coming to terms with a contract extension of his own.
Either way, it most likely seems to be a bargain for the Senators if Mark comes through and plays well in the next four seasons. That is if..