Josh Hennessy

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Josh Hennessy
Josh Hennessy - Boston Bruins.jpg
Hennessy with the Boston Bruins in 2012
Born (1985-02-07) February 7, 1985 (age 34)
Brockton, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
team
Former teams
Free Agent
Ottawa Senators
HC Lugano
Boston Bruins
HC Vityaz
Kloten Flyers
Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
Växjö Lakers
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 who is currently an unrestricted free agent. He most recently played for the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL). Hennessy previously played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Ottawa Senators and Boston Bruins.

Early career[edit]

As a youth, Hennessy played in the 1999 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with the Boston Junior Eagles minor ice hockey team.[1]

Hennessy was drafted 17th overall in 2001, by the Quebec Remparts in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League draft. He finished the 2001–02 QMJHL season with 40 points, good for the sixth in scoring on his team.[citation needed] He did not speak French when he arrived, but later became fluent and served as the team's captain.[citation needed] Hennessy played in the 2003 Memorial Cup, but Quebec was eliminated at the after round-robin tournament losing all three games.[citation needed] He was then drafted by the San Jose Sharks 43rd overall at the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.[citation needed] He was awarded the Karcher Plaque as the QMJHL Humanitarian of the Year in 2004.[citation needed] In the 2004–05 QMJHL season, Hennessey led the team in scoring, and played with prospect Alexander Radulov.[citation needed]

Professional career[edit]

Hennessy began his professional career with the San Jose Sharks' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, 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.[citation needed]

Hennessy was traded (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 Havlát to Chicago, who sent Mark Bell to San Jose while sending Michal Barinka and a second-round draft pick in 2008 to Ottawa.[2]

Hennessy then spent the majority of 2006–07 season with the Senators' AHLs 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.[citation needed]

On May 6, 2010, Hennessy left the Senators organization after four years, signing a one-year deal with Swiss club HC Lugano.[3]

On July 5, 2011, Hennessy signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Boston Bruins.[4] He was assigned to their AHL affiliate, the Providence Bruins, for the majority of the 2011–12 season. In 67 games, he contributed offensively with 41 points before he was recalled to appear in three scoreless games with the Bruins.[citation needed]

During the 2014–15 season, Hennessy featured in 27 games in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) with Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk before opting for a mid-season transfer to Swedish club Växjö Lakers on December 30, 2014.[5] In adding 13 points in just 20 games to close out the season with the Lakers and claim the Swedish championship, Hennessy signed a two-year contract extension on June 4, 2015.[6]

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
2012–13 HC Vityaz KHL 48 11 14 25 53
2013–14 HC Vityaz KHL 19 1 7 8 10
2013–14 Kloten Flyers NLA 1 0 0 0 0 6 1 3 4 0
2014–15 HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk KHL 27 2 6 8 20
2014–15 Växjö Lakers SHL 20 5 8 13 12 18 2 6 8 8
2015–16 Växjö Lakers SHL 52 8 8 16 40 9 0 1 1 33
2016–17 Växjö Lakers SHL 51 3 9 12 16 6 1 0 1 6
2017–18 Providence Bruins AHL 52 10 7 17 18
NHL totals 23 1 0 1 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-02-13.
  2. ^ "Blackhawks obtain Sens' Havlat in three team deal". ESPN. 2006-07-09. Retrieved 2009-02-26.
  3. ^ "The fighting spirit of Josh Hennessy is in the Resega" (in German). HC Lugano. 2010-05-06. Archived from the original on February 23, 2007. Retrieved 2010-06-02.
  4. ^ "Boston signs Tardif and Hennessy". American Hockey League. 2011-07-05. Retrieved 2011-07-05.
  5. ^ "Josh Hennessy joins the Växjö Lakers" (in Swedish). Växjö Lakers. 2014-12-30. Retrieved 2014-12-30.
  6. ^ "Vaxjo extend two years with Hennessy" (in Swedish). Växjö Lakers. 2015-06-04. Retrieved 2015-06-04.

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