The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed goaltender Mike McKenna to a one-year, two-way (NHL/AHL) contract for the 2013-14 season, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed.
McKenna, 30, has appeared in 17 career NHL games with the Tampa Bay Lightning and New Jersey Devils, amassing a record of 4-9-1 to go along with a 3.49 goals-against-average and .887 save-percentage.
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The 6-3, 195-pound netminder has won 110 career games at the AHL level, recording a 2.87 GAA and .910 SV% in 244 appearances with Peoria, Binghamton, Albany, Norfolk, Portland, Omaha and Milwaukee. He went 19-18-1 with a 2.42 GAA and .923 SV% in 39 appearances with the Rivermen last season.
Nashville’s fourth pick (172nd overall) at the 2002 NHL Draft, McKenna was named a Second Team ECHL All-Star in 2006-07 after going 27-4-7 with a 2.21 GAA and .927 SV% for the Las Vega Wranglers.
Prior to turning pro, the St. Louis, Mo., native spent four seasons at St. Lawrence University where he posted 32 victories, a 2.85 GAA and .907 SV% in 97 career games from 2001-05.