A few weeks ago there was an incident in which the Ottawa Senators were in Vancouver to face the Canucks.
There was a man who stole a hand bag from somebody, and as he was running guess who stops him right in his tracks? Your very own Mark Borowiecki, who tackled the criminal to the ground and returned the lost item to its rightful owner.
But more than this incident is the absolutely fantastic season Borocop, as he’s called now, is having for the Senators.
He’s always been the enforcer on the team, and a sound defender to. Clearing pucks and bodies form the crease has always been his game. But this season he’s taking his game to a whole other level with the multitude of injuries plaguing the Senators blueline.
Boro’s previous career high in games played, which is 70, could also be broken this season as well. He is surprisingly solid offensively too, with career highs all over the board. He has four goals and eleven assists for 15 points in 40 games.
Before the season new head coach D.J. Smith spoke a lot about players buying into his system in order to succeed. No one has done this more than Mark Borowiecki, who is playing exactly how his coach tells him to.
He’s also a gentleman on and off the ice, never complains when he thinks a bad call was made, just takes it and works to become a better player and person.
He’s also making an effort to keep his penalties to a minimum, he has 50 PIM over 40 contests, but that’s a bit less than his average. With his style of play its impossible to now take lots of penalties.
This begs the obvious question, what will Pierre Dorion do with him, trade or re-sign. Or maybe stay for the rest of the season then retire after the year.
In the coming weeks and months we should get an answer to that question, in the meantime we get to enjoy his wonderful play in an Ottawa Senators uniform.