Predators Hire Mark Borowiecki As Pro Development Coach

Mark Borowiecki. Photo: Courtesy of the Nashville Predators

The Nashville Predators have hired Mark Borowiecki as a Pro Development Coach where he’ll work on the development of the organization’s young players in Milwaukee and Nashville.

He will be based in Ottawa and will travel to Nashville, Milwaukee and team camps throughout the season.

“Mark’s presence and positive impact on our entire franchise was felt from the moment he chose to sign with us back in October 2020, and we are more than happy to welcome him back to the Predators in this capacity,” says Preds GM Barry Trotz. “During his time with us as a player, Mark had all the respect in the world from his teammates and was a mentor and role model on and off the ice, especially to our younger prospects. We’re grateful that Mark and his family wanted to remain a part of our organization following his retirement.”

Borowiecki retired in May following a 458-game NHL career spent with Ottawa and Nashville from 2012-23. He played the final 83 contests of his career with the Predators from 2021-23. In 2021-22, Borowiecki skated in 57 games for Nashville, leading team blueliners in hits with 196 and finishing fifth among all Predators in blocked shots with 79.

Originally drafted by the Senators in the fifth round (139th overall) of the 2008 NHL Draft, Borowiecki made his League debut during the 2011-12 campaign and went on to record 51 points (15 goals-36 assists) in 375 games with Ottawa. He suited up in 10 Stanley Cup Playoff games during his career, and his 1,760 hits from 2014-23 were the 10th-most among NHL players in that time span.

Steven Boero