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Mike McKenna
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McKenna with the Tampa Bay Lightning at the end of the 2008-09 season.
Position Goaltender
Catches Right
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
210 lb (95 kg)
NHL Team (P)
Cur. Team
F. Teams
New Jersey Devils
Lowell Devils (AHL)
Las Vegas Wranglers
Norfolk Admirals
Milwaukee Admirals
Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights
Portland Pirates
Tampa Bay Lightning
Nationality Flag of the United States American
Born April 11 1983 (1983-04-11) (age 33),
St. Louis, MO, USA
NHL Draft 172nd overall, 2002
Nashville Predators
Pro Career 2005 – present

Mike McKenna (born April 11, 1983 in St. Louis, Missouri) is a National Hockey League goaltender who is currently playing for the New Jersey Devils American Hockey League, the Lowell Devils. McKenna was originally drafted by the Nashville Predators in the sixth round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. He played for the Las Vegas Wranglers during the 2006–07 ECHL season, compiling an impressive 27-4-2 record, with five shutouts. He was named to the All-Star team and finished second in the league voting for Most Valuable Player, and made his NHL debut in 2009 for the Lightning.

Tampa Bay Lightning/Norfolk Admirals Edit

McKenna was signed to an AHL contract by the Tampa Bay Lightning AHL affiliate Norfolk Admirals for the 2008–09 season after drifting from several AHL teams during the previous seasons, including a previous stint for Norfolk during the 2005 season. McKenna played better than expected, earning Norfolk's starting goalie position. He had a 11-10-0 record with one shutout up until early February, when he was signed to an NHL contract by the Lightning after Olaf Kolzig went down for the season with an injury. He made his NHL debut on February 3, 2009 versus the New York Islanders, relieving starter Karri Ramo. The following day, he made his first NHL start in goal on February 4 against the Pittsburgh Penguins, shutting the Penguins out through two periods before losing 4-3 in overtime. McKenna earned his first NHL win and shutout on February 7 with a 28 save, 1-0 home win against the New York Islanders less than a week into his NHL career. McKenna played for his college hockey for St. Lawrence University, an NCAA Division 1 team in the ECAC.

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