McKenna, Mike

Bolts Re-Acquire G Mike McKenna

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired goaltender Mike McKenna from the Florida Panthers in exchange for goaltender Adam Wilcox, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.

McKenna, 6-foot-2, 190 pounds, has played in 26 games with the Springfield Thunderbirds this season, recording a 9-10-7 record with a 2.83 goals-against average and a .907 save percentage with one shutout. He has appeared in 415 career AHL games with Springfield, the Portland Pirates, Peoria Rivermen, Binghamton Senators, Albany Devils, Lowell Devils, Norfolk Admirals, Milwaukee Admirals and Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights. McKenna has amassed a 201-158-18 record, a 2.70 goals-against average and a .913 save percentage with 26 shutouts.

A native of St. Louis, Missouri, McKenna has played in 22 career NHL games with the Lightning, New Jersey Devils, Columbus Blue Jackets and Arizona Coyotes. He made his NHL debut with Tampa Bay on February 3, 2009 at the New York Islanders in a relief effort.

McKenna, 33, was drafted by the Nashville Predators in the sixth round, 172nd overall, of the 2002 NHL Draft.

Keller, McKenna Not Qualified

According to Damian Cristodero of the St. Pete Times, the Tampa Bay Lightning have chosen not to qualify restricted free agents forward Justin Keller and goaltender Mike McKenna.

Players receiving qualifying offers were defensemen Lukas Krajicek, Matt Smaby, Matt Lashoff and Mike Lundin; forwards Martins Karsums, Blair Jones, Radek Smolenak and Lauri Tukonen; and goaltender Karri Ramo. Both Smolenak and Ramo have signed contracts to play in the KHL next season.

Mike McKenna

Basics

Type: 
Overage Prospect
Position: 
Goaltender
Shoots/Catches: 
Left
Height: 
6.02
Weight: 
190
Born: 
04/11/1983
Age: 
33
Hometown: 
St. Louis, MO
Acquired: 
Acquire in a trade with Florida on March 1, 2017
Last Team: 
Syracuse (AHL)
Projects As: 
Depth Goaltender

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
2009
Drafted By: 
Nashville Predators
Round: 
6
Pick No.: 
172
Draft Team: 
St. Lawrence University (ECAC)

Contract

Contract Status: 
Signed
Waiver Status: 
Waiver Eligible
Signing Date: 
07/01/2015
Contract Type: 
Two-way
Contract Length: 
2 years
Cap Number: 
$575 000
Contract Start Year: 
2015
Contract End Year: 
2017
Contract End Status: 
UFA
Salary: 
$575 000
Salary: 
$575 000

Bio

Awards: 

2005-06

  • ECHL Rookie-of-the-Month (December)


2006-07

  • ECHL Second All-Star Team


2012-13

  • AHL Player of the Week (March 24)


2013-14

  • AHL Goaltender of the Month (November)


2015-16

  • AHL Player of the Week (December 20)

Scouting Report

Strengths: 

Has a good-sized frame (6-2, 190 pounds) for the goaltending position, a positive attitude and a lot of perseverance. Owns an ideal demeanor for a backup netminder.

Weaknesses: 

Has too many holes in his game to be considered a regular puck-stopper at the National Hockey League level. Has never been able to carry over his minor-league success to the NHL.

Projection: 

Journeyman depth goaltender.

Statistics

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 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 1999-2000 Springfield Jr. BluesNAHL16 3.28 -|      
 2000-2001 Springfield Jr. BluesNAHL48 - -|      
 2001-2002 St. Lawrence Univ.NCAA20 3.16 .898|      
 2002-2003 St. Lawrence Univ.NCAA15 3.48 .902|      
 2003-2004 St. Lawrence Univ.NCAA27 2.44 .917|      
 2004-2005 St. Lawrence Univ.NCAA35 2.73 .908|      
 2005-2006 Las Vegas WranglersECHL25 2.13 .923|Playoffs4 3.12 .905
  Norfolk AdmiralsAHL7 3.86 .883|      
 2006-2007 Las Vegas WranglersECHL38 2.21 .927|Playoffs6 2.51 .913
  Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben KnightsAHL2 3.74 .889|      
  Milwaukee AdmiralsAHL1 15.72 .250|      
 2007-2008 Portland PiratesAHL41 2.72 .908|Playoffs6 3.38 .886
 2008-2009 Tampa Bay LightningNHL15 3.56 .887|      
  Norfolk AdmiralsAHL24 2.97 .904|      
 2009-2010 Lowell DevilsAHL50 2.47 .921|Playoffs5 3.22 .902
 2010-2011 New Jersey DevilsNHL2 3.05 .893|      
  Albany DevilsAHL39 3.61 .886|      
 2011-2012 Binghamton SenatorsAHL41 2.98 .918|      
 2012-2013 Peoria RivermenAHL39 2.38 .924|      
 2013-2014 Columbus Blue JacketsNHL4 3.01 .904|      
  Springfield FalconsAHL36 2.54 .910|Playoffs5 3.43 .907
 2014-2015 Arizona CoyotesNHL1 5.00 .853|      
  Portland PiratesAHL52 2.24 .926|Playoffs2 8.89 .647
 2015-2016 Florida PanthersNHL0 - -|      
  Portland PiratesAHL57 2.45 .921|Playoffs5 2.13 .918
 2016-2017 Florida PanthersNHL0 - -|      
  Springfield ThunderbirdsAHL26 2.83 .907|      
  Syracuse CrunchAHL14 2.87 .901|Playoffs2 2.02 .919

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