Tampa Bay, Florida swap goaltenders

Photo: Danny Baxter

The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired goaltender Mike McKenna from the Florida Panthers in exchange for goaltender Adam Wilcox, Lightning vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced Wednesday.

McKenna, 6-foot-2, 190 pounds, has played in 26 games with the Springfield Thunderbirds this season, recording a 9-10-7 record with a 2.83 goals-against average and a .907 save percentage with one shutout. He has appeared in 415 career AHL games with Springfield, the Portland Pirates, Peoria Rivermen, Binghamton Senators, Albany Devils, Lowell Devils, Norfolk Admirals, Milwaukee Admirals and Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights. McKenna has amassed a 201-158-18 record, a 2.70 goals-against average and a .913 save percentage with 26 shutouts.

A native of St. Louis, Missouri, McKenna has played in 22 career NHL games with the Lightning, New Jersey Devils, Columbus Blue Jackets and Arizona Coyotes. He made his NHL debut with Tampa Bay on February 3, 2009 at the New York Islanders in a relief effort.

McKenna, 33, was drafted by the Nashville Predators in the sixth round, 172nd overall, of the 2002 NHL Draft.

Wilcox, 24, has registered a 18-9-2 record, 2.87 goals against average, .895 save percentage and one shutout over 34 games with the Syracuse Crunch (AHL). In his AHL career he has played 63 games, all with Syracuse, posting a 27-23-8 record.

The 6-foot, 187-pound native of South St. Paul, Minn., owned a 73-26-14 record, 2.09 goals against average and .922 save percentage with 13 shutouts over 115 games with the University of Minnesota (2012-15).

He was originally selected by Tampa Bay in the sixth round (178th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft.