Mark Borowiecki, affectionately known as “Boro Cop”, has announced his retirement from the NHL.
He made the announcement on his Instagram page, which you can check out here, but here’s the highlight:
“After a lot of time, thought, love, and support, I have decided that my career as a professional hockey player has come to an end. I am so appreciative of everyone who has helped me along the way. Especially the @senators, where my career began, and the @predsnhl where my career ended.”
Borowiecki finishes his 12-year career with 56 points in 458 games played. Known as a bruising, tough defenseman during his time with the Ottawa Senators and Nashville Predators, Borowiecki came to be a fan favorite in both cities he played in.
For those that aren’t familiar, Borowiecki earned the nickname “Boro Cop” when he intervened during a car break-in in British Columbia, even helping to perform a citizen’s arrest. On the ice, he was similarly viewed as an “enforcer” as he finished his career with 68 fights (according to Hockey Fights).
Happy Retirement, Boro Cop!