Fan-Favourite Veteran Announces Retirement

Julien Trekker
May 3, 2023  (3:39 PM)

In the last few minutes, an announcement made on Instragram took many fans by surprise.

A fan-favourite veteran revealed he is retiering after 12 years in the NHL.

Mark Borowiecki Announces Retirement

Even if he only played four games this season with the Predators, due to an upper-body injury, this caused quite a shock in the hockey world.
Here's the whole statement he published on his personnal account:
"Well. I have something to share. After a lot of time, thought, love, and support, I have decided that my career as a professional hockey player has come to an end. I am so appreciative of everyone who has helped me along the way. Especially the @senators, where my career began, and the @predsnhl where my career ended.

My loving wife @tara.boro, my family, and my close friends have stood by my side through all of the ups and downs. I am so grateful and proud to have shared this life with them. Being able to look up into the stands and see my children watching me is something that I will never, ever forget. Having a wife who I could come home to, no matter how bad my day been, knowing that she would support and love me is something I am eternally grateful for. Without Tara I don't know if I would be here today.

There are far too many people who have influenced and guided me along my career to mention in a single post. So I'm not even going to attempt it. Just know that I appreciate each and every one of you. It's my job now to pay that all forward to the next generation of players. I am very excited for a new chapter in the hockey world, and I'm looking forward to finding an opportunity to help grow the game and help other players develop.

A friend of mine who played a long, long time in the NHL asked me when I was young player breaking into the league what I wanted my legacy to be. He told me that being remembered as a good person and good teammate would always be far more important than any on ice accomplishments. I really hope that I have achieved that.

Thanks to everyone!


The 33-year-old played 458 games, in which he scored 56 points and had 848 penalty minutes. He was drafted in 2008 at the fifth round by the Ottawa Senators, where he played nine years, before playing in Nashville for the past three seasons.

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