Predators sign defenceman Mark Borowiecki to two-year, $4M deal

Ottawa Senators defenceman Mark Borowiecki (74) high fives teammates to celebrate a goal scored by Connor Brown against the Toronto Maple Leafs during first period of preseason NHL hockey action in Ottawa, Wednesday September 18, 2019. (Justin Tang/CP)

The Nashville Predators have brought in blue-liner Mark Borowiecki on a two-year, $4-million contract, the team announced on Friday.

"One of our objectives at the start of free agency was to improve our depth at defense and Mark's signing goes a long way toward accomplishing that," Predators general manager David Poile said in a team statement. "He adds an element of toughness that we were missing on the back end, as well as being a natural leader and strong penalty killer."

Borowiecki, 31, has spent his entire career up to this point with his hometown Ottawa Senators after being selected in the fifth round, 139th overall, in the 2008 draft. He's coming off a seven-goal, 18-point campaign with the Senators, in which he also recorded 58 penalty minutes.

In 375 career regular-season games over nine seasons in Ottawa, Borowiecki has 15 goals, 51 points and 647 penalty minutes.

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