|Assets:||Has a good-sized frame (6-3, 195 pounds) for the goaltending position, a positive attitude and a lot of perseverance. Owns an ideal demeanor for a backup netminder.|
|Flaws:||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 top league.|
|Career Potential:||Journeyman depth goaltender.|
|9/27/2014||Assigned to the Portland Pirates (AHL).|
|7/01/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Arizona Coyotes to a one-year two-way contract.|
|3/28/2014||Recalled from the Springfield Falcons (AHL).|
|3/28/2014||Assigned to the Springfield Falcons (AHL).|
|3/27/2014||Assigned to the Springfield Falcons (AHL).|
|3/25/2014||Recalled from the Springfield Falcons (AHL).|
|1/02/2014||Assigned to the Springfield Falcons (AHL).|
|12/04/2013||Recalled from Springfield (AHL) on an emergency basis.|
|9/28/2013||Placed on waivers by the Columbus Blue Jackets for the purpose of being assigned to Spingfield (AHL).|
|7/05/2013||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Columbus Blue Jackets to a one-year two-way contract.|
|9/14/2012||Assigned to Peoria (AHL).|
|7/01/2012||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the St. Louis Blues to a one-year contract.|
|9/29/2011||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|7/08/2011||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Ottawa Senators to a one-year, two-way contract.|
|2/18/2011||Assigned to Albany (AHL).|
|2/08/2011||Recalled from Albany (AHL).|
|12/07/2010||Assigned to Albany (AHL).|
|11/19/2010||Recalled from Albany (AHL).|
|11/12/2010||Assigned to Albany (AHL).|
|11/10/2010||Recalled from Albany (AHL).|
|10/04/2010||Assigned to Albany (AHL).|
|2/10/2010||Re-signed by the New Jersey Devils to a two-year two-way contract.|
|9/20/2009||Assigned to Lowell (AHL).|
|9/02/2009||Invited to training camp by the New Jersey Devils.|
|2/03/2009||Signed as a free agent by the Tampa Bay Lightning.|
|10/12/2007||Re-assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|10/03/2007||Signed by the Las Vegas Wranglers (ECHL).|
|9/19/2007||Assigned to Peoria (AHL).|
|9/12/2007||Invited by the St. Louis Blues to training camp.|
|1/19/2007||Signed by the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights (AHL).|
|1/08/2007||Re-assigned to Las Vegas (ECHL).|
|1/22/2006||Signed by the Norfolk Admirals (AHL).|
|7/01/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Arizona Coyotes.|
|7/05/2013||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Columbus Blue Jackets.|
|7/01/2012||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the St. Louis Blues.|
|2/03/2009||Signed as a free agent by the Tampa Bay Lightning.|
|6/23/2002||Drafted by the Nashville Predators in the 6th round (172nd overall) in 2002.|
Mike McKenna signs with Arizona | 07/02/2014 8:19 AM
NewsThe Arizona Coyotes have signed Mike McKenna to a one-year, two-way deal.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette
ImpactMike McKenna had a 2.54 GAA and .910 save percentage in 36 AHL contests last season. Look for him to start the 2014-15 campaign in the minors.
Columbus promotes Mike McKenna | 03/28/2014 9:51 AM
NewsMike McKenna has been called up by the Columbus Blue Jackets.
ImpactMcKenna was called up as an insurance policy because Sergei Bobrovsky is still dealing with the flu. If Bobrovsky isn't available on Friday, then McKenna will serve as the team's backup goaltender.
Mike McKenna returns to the AHL | 03/27/2014 8:52 AM
NewsThe Columbus Blue Jackets have sent Mike McKenna to the minors.
ImpactMcKenna had been promoted briefly to serve as the Blue Jackets' insurance policy if Sergei Bobrovsky (flu) was unavailable on Tuesday. Bobrovsky started in that contest, but he didn't complete the game. All the same, Bobrovsky is likely to play on Friday.
Mike McKenna earns win in relief for Jackets | 12/23/2013 9:39 PM
NewsMike McKenna made 29 saves on 33 shots as the Blue Jackets fought past the Hurricanes 4-3 Monday night.
ImpactThe 30-year-old who has seen a lot of AHL action over the past few years earns his first NHL win since the 2008-2009 season with Tampa Bay.
Mike McKenna and Jackets lose to Jets | 12/16/2013 9:52 PM
NewsMike McKenna allowed three goals for the Blue Jackets in a 3-2 loss to Winnipeg on Monday.
ImpactMcKenna is the third option in goal for the Jackets, but injuries to Sergei Bobrovsky and Curtis McElhinney have opened the door to playing time for him. His record is 0-1-1 while he has posted a .901 save percentage and 3.02 GAA in three appearances.
Mike McKenna to start on Monday | 12/16/2013 7:21 AM
NewsMike McKenna will get the start in goal for Columbus Monday.
ImpactMcKenna will start as Curtis McElhinney is not ready to return from a lower body injury suffered last week. McKenna gave up four goals on 31 shots to the Blues Saturday and will make his third appearance in the Blue Jackets net this season. Adjust your lineup accordingly.
Mike McKenna sees win slip away in OT | 12/14/2013 10:06 PM
NewsMike McKenna set aside 27 shots in the Blue Jackets' 4-3 overtime loss to St. Louis on Saturday night.
ImpactThe Blue Jackets are in a tough spot right now, as they are now on their third-string goalie due to injuries. McKenna was very good in the AHL, but the NHL is a totally different beast. In his two games this season, he has a 3.00 goals-against average and .898 save percentage.
Mike McKenna will start for Columbus Saturday | 12/13/2013 1:14 PM
NewsMike McKenna will play between the pipes on Saturday.
Aaron Portzline on Twitter
ImpactCurtis McElhinney left Thursday's contest due to a lower-body injury, prompting Mike McKenna to play in an NHL game for the first time since Dec. 2, 2010. McKenna kicked out 17 of 18 shots in 40 minutes to help the Blue Jackets beat the New York Rangers. McElhinney's injury isn't believed to be serious, so McKenna's time as the Blue Jackets' de facto starter might be brief.
McKenna holds his own in surprise appearance | 12/13/2013 9:36 AM
NewsMike McKenna participated in his first NHL contest on Thursday since Dec. 2, 2010.
ImpactMcKenna was called up with Sergei Bobrovsky (groin) is sidelined and got into Thursday's contest because Curtis McElhinney had a lower-body injury. McKenna turned aside 17 of 18 shots in 40 minutes to preserve Columbus' lead against the New York Rangers. "He was fantastic," Blue Jackets forward Ryan Johansen said of McKenna. "I don't know the exact number of games he's played in the NHL, but I know playing in Madison Square Garden isn't an easy task. For him to step in like that and do the job he did was very impressive. I'm proud of him." For the record, this was McKenna's 18th career NHL game.
Columbus brings up Mike McKenna | 12/04/2013 5:16 PM
NewsMike McKenna has been summoned by the Columbus Blue Jackets.
ImpactMcKenna has a 1.45 GAA and .943 save percentage in eight AHL contests this season. He is expected to serve as the Blue Jackets' backup goaltender for the next four-to-five weeks while Sergei Bobrovsky recovers from a groin injury.
Blue Jackets send Mike McKenna to minors | 09/30/2013 6:05 AM
NewsThe Columbus Blue Jackets have sent goaltender Mike McKenna to the minors after he passed through waivers.
ImpactMcKenna had a 2.42 GAA and .923 save percentage in 39 AHL games last season. Just an FYI.
Blue Jackets sign Mike McKenna | 07/05/2013 5:48 PM
NewsThe Columbus Blue Jackets have inked a one-year, two-way contract with Mike McKenna.
ImpactMcKenna had a 2.42 GAA and .923 save percentage in 39 AHL games last season. He is projected to start the 2013-14 campaign in the minors.
|Games Played In||15||2008-09 (TB)|
|Goal Against Average||3.01*||2013-14 (CBJ)|
|Save percentage||.904*||2013-14 (CBJ)|
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