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Mike Borkowski
#21

Position: C
Date of Birth: 04/23/1992
Height: 6' 0"   Weight: 185 lbs
Shoots: L
Birthplace: Ottawa, Ontario
Drafted: Undrafted
Last Amateur Team: 2015-16 Colgate University (ECAC)

Biography:


 
 
 
 

First season as a Griffin…Second year pro…Signed to an amateur tryout by Binghamton, 3/12/16…Released from amateur tryout, 4/7/16…Signed to a one-year contract, 6/9/16...Assigned to Toledo, 2/14/17...Recalled from Toledo, 2/26/17. 

2015-16: Made his professional debut with the Binghamton Senators, skating in 12 games and recording three points (2-1—3)…Joined the Senators after wrapping up a four-year collegiate career at Colgate University…Serving as captain his senior season, ranked among the team leaders with 22 points (3rd), 13 goals (2nd), four power play goals (1st) and 117 shots (2nd) while playing in all 37 games…Recipient of prestigious Terry Slater Trophy, awarded to the senior whose performance, leadership and dedication on and off the ice during his career had the greatest impact on Colgate Hockey…Scored his first collegiate hat trick, 10/4/15 at Mercyhurst…Tallied a goal and assisted on the game-winner, 10/24/15 at RIT…Accumulated four points (3-1—4) during a three-game point streak, 1/22/16-1/29/16…Registered a point in three straight games to close the regular season (1-3—4), 3/4/16-3/6/16. 2014-15: As a junior, ranked among the team’s leaders with 20 points (T5th), 14 assists (T4th) and a plus-15 rating (2nd) despite missing 17 games due to injury...Appeared in a total of 21 games…Named to the All-Tournament Team at the ECAC Hockey Championship after tallying six points (2-4—6) in four games…Compiled six points (3-3—6) during a four-game point streak, 10/18/14-10/31/14…Logged a six-game point streak to close the regular season (1-5—6), 2/13/15-2/28/15. 2013-14: Skated in all 39 games as a sophomore and tied for third on the team with 28 points (8-20—28)…Paced the team with four game-winning goals and ranked second with 20 assists…Voted as the winner of the Steve Riggs Award, given to the player who is most known for gentlemanly play and possesses a high standard of ability…Named to ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team…Opened the season on a three-game point streak (2-2—4), 10/5/13-10/10/13…Registered four points (0-4—4) during a two-game series at St. Cloud State, 10/25/13-10/26/13…Notched the game-winning goal to go along with a pair of assists, 11/8/13 at Union…Scored the game-winner and added an assist, 11/23/13 vs. Brown…Accounted for four points (0-4—4) during a four-game point streak, 1/25/14-2/8/14. 2012-13: In his freshman campaign, compiled 17 points (3-14—17) while tying for fifth on the team in assists (14) in 36 games…Named to ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team…Recorded 14 of his 17 points in the final 20 games of the season, including a four-game point streak (2-3—5), 2/15/13-2/23/13. 2011-12: Suiting up in 61 games for the Cornwall Colts (CCHL), tied for fifth in the league with 87 points (28-59—87) while placing third in assists...Led all CCHL players with 29 points (8-21—29) in 16 postseason games…Named a CCHL Second Team All Star…Totaled 24 multi-point games…Opened the season on a six-game point streak (4-3—7), 9/10/11-9/25/11…Accumulated 27 points (9-18—27) during an 11-game point streak, 11/10/11-12/15/11…Notched a six-point game (1-5—6), 11/19/11 vs. Kemptville…Closed the regular season on a nine-game point streak (5-10—15), 2/16/12-3/8/12. 2010-11: As captain of the Cumberland Grads (CCHL), tied for fifth on the team in points (14-18—32) in 41 games…Scored seven points (3-4—7) while playing in 14 postseason games with Cornwall after being traded…Tallied seven multi-point games…Scored a hat trick and added an assist, 10/31/10 vs. Kemptville. 2009-10: In 62 regular season games, led Cumberland in points (19-33—52) and assists (33) while tying for the team lead in goals (19)…Contributed five points (2-3—5) in five postseason contests…Earned the 2009-10 CJHL Top Prospect Award…Notched a six-game point streak (2-5—7), 12/19/09-1/17/10. 2008-09: In his first season with Cumberland, placed sixth on the team with 29 points (7-22—29) in 59 games…Scored three points (2-1—3) in six postseason games…Named to the CJHL All-Rookie Team.

Personal:
Lives in Ottawa, Ontario…Has a dog, Rocky…Earned a degree in English Literature from Colgate…Has one brother…Best friend in hockey is Kyle Baun…Greatest hockey memory is making the NCAA Tournament during his sophomore year at Colgate…Began playing hockey as a center at the age of five…Hockey nicknames are Borks and Borky…Hockey idol as a youth was Jonathan Toews…Chose his number because it’s the number he wore in college…Greatest influence on his hockey career has been his dad because of his support…After his playing career is over, plans to get involved in coaching or marketing…First job was as a golf course back shop employee…Proudest accomplishment is the greatest obstacle he’s had to overcome, which was tearing his ACL and MCL his junior year of college and being able to return to play in 80 days…Supports charitable causes that help sick kids or donations to children’s hospitals…Most exciting thing he’s ever done was paddled his own gondoloa on the Venice canals with teammates from college…If he could trade occupations for a day he would be a professional golfer…Also played golf and lacrosse growing up…Once met Jessica Alba…Favorite meal is prime rib or steak with garlic mashed potatoes…Favorite quote is “even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you simply sit there”…Favorite music artist is Jay-Z…Favorite movie is The Prestige…Favorite television show is Game of Thrones…Favorite website is barstoolsports.com…Favorite book is Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens…Enjoys vacationing in the Bahamas…Least favorite college team is Cornell University…Favorite sport to watch other than hockey is golf…Enjoys golf, movies and ping-pong.
 

AHL CAREER HIGHS
Games Played: 12, 2015-16 Assist Streak: n/a
Goals: 2, 2015-16 Point Streak: n/a
Assists: 1, 2015-16 Goals, Game: 1, twice (MR: 3/19/16 BNG vs. RCH)
Points: 3, 2015-16 Assists, Game: 1, 3/19/16 BNG vs. RCH
PIM: 2, 2015-16 Points, Game: 2, 3/19/16 BNG vs. RCH
Goal Streak: n/a PIM, Game: 2, 3/18/16 BNG vs. SYR                                      
FIRSTS
AHL Game: 3/13/16 BNG at RCH NHL Game: n/a
AHL Point: 3/13/16 BNG at RCH (goal) NHL Point: n/a
AHL Goal: 3/13/16 BNG at RCH (Nathan Lieuwen) NHL Goal: n/a


Career Stats 

      Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
2008-09 Cumberland CJHL 59 7 22 29 22 -- -- -- -- --
2009-10 Cumberland CJHL 62 19 33 52 28 -- -- -- -- --
2010-11 Cumberland CCHL 41 14 18 32 30 -- -- -- -- --
2011-12 Cornwall CCHL 61 28 59 87 44 16 8 21 29 10
2012-13 Colgate University ECAC 36 3 14 17 23 -- -- -- -- --
2013-14 Colgate University ECAC 39 8 20 28 22 -- -- -- -- --
2014-15 Colgate University ECAC 21 6 14 20 4 -- -- -- -- --
2015-16 Colgate University ECAC 37 13 9 22 26 -- -- -- -- --
  Binghamton AHL 12 2 1 3 2 -- -- -- -- --
  AHL/PRO TOTALS   12 2 1
3 2
0
0
0
0
0

Goalies

# Name POS
31 Jared Coreau G
40 Eddie Pasquale G

Defensemen

# Name POS
2 Joe Hicketts D
4 Nathan Paetsch D
13 Filip Hronek D
18 Brian Lashoff D
20 Dan Renouf D
44 Conor Allen D
52 Dylan McIlrath D

Forwards

# Name POS
10 Ben Street C
11 Daniel Cleary LW
15 Mitch Callahan RW
21 Mike Borkowski C
23 Dominic Turgeon C
26 Eric Tangradi LW
27 Martin Frk RW
28 Matt Lorito LW
29 Dylan Sadowy RW
39 Tyler Bertuzzi LW
42 Dominik Shine F
43 Givani Smith RW
45 Colin Campbell RW
51 Kyle Criscuolo C
55 Matthew Ford RW
77 Evgeny Svechnikov RW

Detroit Red Wings

# Name POS
5 Robbie Russo D
19 Tomas Nosek C