Mike McKenna (ice hockey)
McKenna with the Tampa Bay Lightning at the end of the 2008-09 season
April 11, 1983 |
St. Louis, MO, USA
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
|NHL team (P)
Springfield Thunderbirds (AHL)
Tampa Bay Lightning
New Jersey Devils
Columbus Blue Jackets
|NHL Draft||172nd overall, 2002
Mike McKenna (born April 11, 1983) is an American professional ice hockey goaltender. He is currently playing with the Springfield Thunderbirds in the American Hockey League (AHL) while under contract to the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League (NHL). McKenna previously played for the Tampa Bay Lightning, New Jersey Devils, Columbus Blue Jackets and the Arizona Coyotes as well as their minor league affiliates. McKenna was selected by the Nashville Predators in the 6th round (172nd overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.
McKenna played his college hockey for St. Lawrence University, an NCAA Division 1 team in the ECAC. McKenna was originally drafted by the Nashville Predators in the sixth round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. He played for the Las Vegas Wranglers during the 2006–07 ECHL season, compiling an impressive 27-4-2 record, with five shutouts. He was named to the All-Star team and finished second in the league voting for Most Valuable Player.
McKenna was signed to an AHL contract by the Tampa Bay Lightning AHL affiliate Norfolk Admirals for the 2008–09 season after drifting from several AHL teams during the previous seasons, including a previous stint for Norfolk during the 2005 season. McKenna played better than expected, earning Norfolk's starting goalie position. He had an 11-10-0 record with one shutout through early February, when he was signed to an NHL contract by the Lightning after Olaf Kolzig went down for the season with an injury. He made his NHL debut on February 3, 2009 versus the New York Islanders, relieving starter Karri Ramo. The following day, he made his first NHL start in goal on February 4 against the Pittsburgh Penguins, shutting the Penguins out through two periods before losing 4-3 in overtime. McKenna earned his first NHL win and shutout on February 7 with a 28 save, 1-0 home win against the New York Islanders less than a week into his NHL career.
In 2009, McKenna signed with the New Jersey Devils organization, and played two seasons with the Albany Devils. He also played two games in the NHL for New Jersey. McKenna's only NHL start of the season was against his hometown St. Louis Blues.
McKenna was recalled by the Blue Jackets on December 3, 2013 after Sergei Bobrovsky went down with an injury. On December 12, 2013, McKenna made his Blue Jackets debut in relief of an injured Curtis McElhinney, saving 17 of 18 shots faced in a 4-2 win against the New York Rangers.
On July 1, 2014, McKenna signed a one-year two-way contract with the Arizona Coyotes. In the 2014–15 season after the trading away of Arizona backup Devan Dubnyk, and the sending down of Mike Lee, McKenna was recalled to the NHL again as Mike Smith's backup.
With the Coyotes changing AHL affiliates, and with the intention to remain in Portland, McKenna was signed to a one-year, two-way contract with new Pirates affiliate, the Florida Panthers on July 1, 2015.
|1999–00||Springfield Jr. Blues||NAHL||16||6||8||0||879||48||0||3.28||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||Springfield Jr. Blues||NAHL||48||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||St. Lawrence University||ECAC||20||7||10||1||1122||59||0||3.16||.898||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||St. Lawrence University||ECAC||13||1||7||2||618||38||0||3.69||.897||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||St. Lawrence University||ECAC||27||9||10||3||1475||60||3||2.44||.917||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||St. Lawrence University||ECAC||35||15||17||2||2022||92||3||2.73||.908||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Las Vegas Wranglers||ECHL||25||19||2||1||1383||49||1||2.13||.923||4||1||1||173||9||0||3.12||.905|
|2006–07||Las Vegas Wranglers||ECHL||38||27||4||7||2258||83||5||2.21||.927||6||3||3||358||15||0||2.51||.913|
|2006–07||Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights||AHL||2||0||1||0||96||6||0||3.74||.889||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||15||4||8||1||776||46||1||3.56||.887||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||New Jersey Devils||NHL||2||0||1||0||118||6||0||3.05||.893||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||4||1||1||1||219||11||0||3.01||.904||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
- Devils will give goalie Mike McKenna a start in his hometown of St. Louis - NJ.com
- Scanlan, Wayne (July 8, 2011). "Sens sign veteran pair to two-way deals". The Montreal Gazette. The Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved July 9, 2011.
- "Blues Sign McKenna, Chorney and Ford". St. Louis Blues. 2012-07-01.
- "Blue Jackets sign Goaltender McKenna to one-year deal". Columbus Blue Jackets. 2013-07-05. Retrieved 2013-07-05.
- "Coyotes sign Bolduc, Campbell, Hodgman, McKeena and Reese". Arizona Coyotes. 2014-07-01. Retrieved 2014-07-01.
- "Florida Panthers agree to terms with McKenna, Acolatse and Harper". Florida Panthers. 2015-07-01. Retrieved 2015-07-01.
- "McKenna tweet picture". Twitter. 2014-02-01. Retrieved 2014-02-01.