St. Louis Blues trade Jaroslav Halak to Ottawa Senators for defenseman Mark Borowiecki
St. Mary’s, Minnesota, February 1, 2018 – St. Joseph’s Hockey Club and the Ottawa Senators have mutually agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension, including a one-year, $3.75 million contract.
The agreement will expire at the end of the 2021-22 season.
The deal includes a $3 million bonus.
The 25-year-old Halak, the team’s captain and leader, was selected by Ottawa in the second round, 41st overall, in the 2013 NHL Draft.
Halak scored 20 goals and 52 points in 81 games last season, leading the Huskies to a third straight WCHA Championship and first in the league’s Eastern Conference.
In 2018-19, he led the Huskers in assists (26) and points (67) and finished second in scoring with 49 points.
In 2017-18, he recorded 26 goals and 59 points in 67 games and led the league in points (82).
Halak is the son of former St. John’s coach Ron Halak and was the first Czech born player in the NHL Draft (16th overall) in the 2006 NHL Draft by the New York Rangers.
Mark Borowski is a second-year pro playing in the Kootenay Ice Dogs’ AHL affiliate, the Minnesota Wild.
The 6-foot-1, 210-pound forward is ranked fourth in the AHL in goals (19), third in points and tied for third in power-play goals (nine).
Borowski has played in 14 NHL games this season, scoring one goal and six points.