Josh Hennessy

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Josh Hennessy
Josh Hennessy.jpg
Born (1985-02-07) February 7, 1985 (age 29)
Brockton, MA, USA
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
Vityaz Chekhov
Ottawa Senators
HC Lugano
Boston Bruins
NHL Draft 43rd overall, 2003
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 2005–present

Joshua Hennessy (born February 7, 1985) is an American professional ice hockey player. Hennessy is currently a member of the Moscow Vityaz Chekhov organization. Hennessy previously played for Boston Bruins, HC Lugano in 2010/11 and most notably the Ottawa Senators organization.

Playing career[edit]

Junior[edit]

Hennessy was drafted 17th overall by the Quebec Remparts at the 2001 QMJHL draft. He finished the 2001–02 season with 40 points, good for the 6th in scoring on his team.

Hailing from New England, Hennessy did not speak French when he arrived. However, during his first year, he made an effort to learn which started to put him in a leadership role. The team rewarded his efforts by giving him the assistant captain's role in his second year with the team. That season Hennessy and his team qualified for the 2003 Memorial Cup but Quebec was eliminated at the after round-robin tournament losing all three games.

During his third year, Hennessy, now fluent in French, was named the captain of the Quebec Remparts. That year Hennessy scored well and put up a decent amount of points. However, an injury ended his season and knocked him out of the playoffs. He was then drafted by the NHL's San Jose Sharks 43rd overall in 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

In the 2004–05 season, coaching staff had high hopes for him and his development. Hennessey recorded approximately the same numbers for the third straight year, but ended up first in team scoring that season. Expectations were higher, especially since he was playing with top prospect, Alexander Radulov.

Josh Hennessy is one of the reasons why so many New England hockey players such as Joey Ryan, Andrew Andricopoulos and Jordan LaVallee joined the Quebec Remparts the following years.

Professional[edit]

Hennessy started his pro career with the San Jose Sharks' farm team the Cleveland Barons in 2005-06. He led the Barons in goals (24) and assists (39) for 63 points in 80 games. He was one of only two players on the team to play in every regular-season game. Hennessy holds the franchise records for both goals and points in a season by a rookie and was named the Barons Rookie of the Year for the 2005–06 season.

Hennessy was traded by the Sharks, along with Tom Preissing, to the Ottawa Senators via the Chicago Blackhawks on July 9, 2006 in a three-way deal. Ottawa traded Bryan Smolinski and Martin Havlat to Chicago who sent Mark Bell to San Jose while sending Michal Barinka and a 2008 2nd round pick to Ottawa.[1]

Hennessy then spent the majority of 2006-07 season with the Senators AHL's affiliate, the Binghamton Senators. During the season on his second call up to Ottawa, Hennessy scored his first NHL goal on January 7, 2007 against the Philadelphia Flyers.

On May 6, 2010, Hennessy left the Senators organization after four years signing a one-year deal with Swiss club HC Lugano of the NLA.[2]

On July 5, 2011, Hennessy signed a one-year contract with the Boston Bruins.[3]

Awards[edit]

QMJHL[edit]

Player of the week[edit]

  • Week 23: 2003-03-10 to 2003-03-18
  • Week 10: 2003-11-17 to 2003-11-23

Player of the month[edit]

  • December 2003

Trophies[edit]

CHL[edit]

Player of the month[edit]

  • December 2003

AHL[edit]

Cleveland Barons Rookie of the Year[edit]

  • 2005-06

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Milton Academy USHS 28 30 30 60 20
2001–02 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 70 20 20 40 24 9 3 9 12 8
2002–03 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 72 33 51 84 44 11 6 9 15 10
2003–04 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 59 40 42 82 55
2004–05 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 68 35 50 85 39 13 2 9 11 6
2005–06 Cleveland Barons AHL 80 24 39 63 60
2006–07 Binghamton Senators AHL 76 27 30 57 54
2006–07 Ottawa Senators NHL 10 1 0 1 4
2007–08 Binghamton Senators AHL 76 22 29 51 49
2007–08 Ottawa Senators NHL 5 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Binghamton Senators AHL 59 20 17 37 26
2008–09 Ottawa Senators NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Binghamton Senators AHL 78 30 38 68 26
2009–10 Ottawa Senators NHL 4 0 0 0 0
2010–11 HC Lugano NLA 36 9 10 19 22
2011–12 Providence Bruins AHL 69 19 22 41 22
2011–12 Boston Bruins NHL 3 0 0 0 2
AHL totals 438 142 175 317 237
NHL totals 23 1 0 1 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blackhawks obtain Sens' Havlat in three team deal". ESPN. 2006-07-09. Retrieved 2009-02-26. 
  2. ^ "The fighting spirit of Josh Hennessy is in the Resega" (in German). HC Lugano. 2010-05-06. Retrieved 2010-06-02. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Boston signs Tardif and Hennessy". American Hockey League. 2011-07-05. Retrieved 2011-07-05. 

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