The Nashville Predators signed defenseman Mark Borowiecki to a one-year contract extension worth $900,000, as announced by the team. The one-year deal will make him a Predator through the summer of 2023.
Borowiecki, a 32-year-old native of Kanata, Ontario, has two assists in 39 games with the Predators this season. Over his past two seasons, both spent with Nashville, he’s totalled three assists in 61 games. He currently leads all NHL skaters in penalty minutes this season with 103.
The veteran defenseman has now skated in 11 NHL seasons, the first nine of which were spent with his hometown Ottawa Senators. This is Borowiecki’s sixth NHL contract, over the span of which he’s tallied 54 points in 436 career NHL contests.
A true heart-and-soul type of guy, ’Boro Cop’ is a defensive specialist whose main attraction is his leadership and physicality. His extension gives Nashville a reliable sixth/seventh defenseman in the organization for yet another year.
Borowiecki was in the last season of a two-year, $4MM total contract he signed with Nashville as a free agent in 2020.