Sens' Borowiecki prevents robbery by clotheslining thief off bike
Not all heroes wear capes, and Mark Borowiecki is perfect evidence of that.
During the Ottawa Senators' off day Sunday in Vancouver, Borowiecki saw a person break into a car and steal a backpack. As the suspect attempted to flee, the veteran defenseman clotheslined the thief off a bike and wrestled him to the ground. Borowiecki retrieved the stolen bag, which contained passports, according to TSN 1200 and Sportsnet's Dan Murphy.
Vancouver police confirmed that Borowiecki assisted in retrieving stolen property.
Fittingly, the defenseman's nickname is "Borocop," according to The Athletic's Hailey Salvian.
Borowiecki is 6-foot-1 and weighs 207 pounds. Known as one of the league's toughest players, he's been in 50 scraps during his nine-year career, according to hockeyfights.com.
The 30-year-old has skated in 27 games with the Sens this season, recording 10 points - one shy of his career high.