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Bulletin: Senators sign defenceman Mark Borowiecki to an entry-level contract

by Staff Writer / Ottawa Senators
OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators announced today that the club has signed defenceman Mark Borowiecki (BOHR-Vee-YHET-Skee) to a two-year entry-level contract. Borowiecki will conclude this season with the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Binghamton Senators, on an amateur tryout agreement.

Borowiecki, 21, was the Senators’ fifth-round pick (139th overall) in the 2008 National Hockey League Entry Draft. An Ottawa native, Borowiecki recently completed his third season at Clarkson University, which ended when the Golden Knights were defeated in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference’s playoffs by Harvard.

Borowiecki played in 31 games this season, tying for the team lead in scoring among defencemen with 11 points on three goals and eight assists, while posting a career-high 67 penalty minutes. He served as Clarkson’s team captain this past season. In three years with the Golden Knights, he scored 12 goals, 20 assists and recorded 146 penalty minutes in 99 games.

Before attending Clarkson, the 6-1, 205-pound Borowiecki played two seasons for the Smiths Falls Bears of the Central Junior Hockey League, scoring five goals, 49 assists and adding 165 penalty minutes in 99 games. In 2007-08, he was named the CJHL’s top defenceman.

Borowiecki, the first Ottawa native ever drafted by the Senators, has participated in the team’s summer development camp in each of the last three seasons.

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