McKenna, Boro Honored By B-Sens

By WBNG News

April 16, 2012 Updated Apr 16, 2012 at 7:13 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The Binghamton Senators honored some members of their team before the final regular season game against Norfolk.

One of the big winners was goalie Mike McKenna.

McKenna was named the B-Sens man of the year as well as the 7th man of the year.

During the season, McKenna went 14-22 and 1 in 41 games this season.

He ended with a 2.98 goals against average and .918 save percentage.

McKenna says that award was extra special to him because it was voted on by his teammates.

"Truthfully, that blew me away. I was really really excited to have that. It's not something I expected at all...to know my teammates hold me in regard. It's pretty amazing and I don't know if I'm just an entertaining idiot or whether I'm actually that good of a teammate," McKenna says.

After getting the award, McKenna made 46 saves in an overtime loss to Norfolk.

And though he's a free agent, McKenna says he reached out to the team several months ago about being back in Binghamton next season.

The team's rookie of the year went to defenseman Mark Borowiecki.

In 73 games he recorded 5 goals and 17 assists, and was named an AHL all star.

He wasn't completely new to coach Kleinendorst's system, having played in 21 playoff games last year, but he certainly made the most of his opportunity this season.

"I got a lot of opportunity this year and I can't thank the coaches enough for the confidence they showed in me and you know I was put in a lot of situations and I was given a shot to show my stuff and develop and I think it has paid off for me," Borowiecki says.

The Ottawa native will be back home for the playoffs, helping out his home-town team.

He will serve as one of the team's "black aces", working hard in practice to keep the parent Sens ready for their series with the Rangers.

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