April 23, 1990 |
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
San Jose Sharks
Undrafted, Tennyson attended the Western Michigan University where he played three seasons of NCAA Division I college hockey with the Western Michigan Broncos men's ice hockey team. On March 30, 2012, Tennyson signed a two-year entry-level contract with the San Jose Sharks. He immediately turned professional to join the Worcester Sharks for the final games of their 2011–12 AHL season.
Tennyson was the first player from the San Jose Junior Sharks youth hockey program to play in the NHL, let alone with the Sharks.
On July 3, 2016, Tennyson signed as a free agent to a one-year, two-way contract with the Carolina Hurricanes. Beginning the 2016–17 season with AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers, Tennyson was recalled after recording 7 points in 9 games to remain with the Hurricanes for the remainder of the season. He appeared in a career best 45 games, collecting 6 assists.
On July 1, 2017, Tennyson was on the move as a free agent, agreeing to a two-year contract with the final year on a one-way basis with the Buffalo Sabres.
|2008–09||Cedar Rapids RoughRiders||USHL||57||4||6||10||51||5||0||0||0||2|
|2009–10||Western Michigan University||CCHA||34||2||7||9||30||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Western Michigan University||CCHA||42||9||12||21||38||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||Western Michigan University||CCHA||41||11||13||24||28||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||San Jose Sharks||NHL||4||0||2||2||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||San Jose Sharks||NHL||27||2||6||8||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015–16||San Jose Sharks||NHL||29||1||3||4||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015–16||San Jose Barracuda||AHL||5||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||2|
Awards and honors
|All-CCHA Second Team||2011–12|||
- "Sharks sign Bay Area Native Matt Tennyson". San Jose Sharks. 2012-03-30. Retrieved 2012-03-30.
- "Worcester Sharks sign Matt Tennyson to ATO". Worcester Sharks. 2012-04-02. Retrieved 2012-04-02.
- "Former Jr. Sharks player debuts with NHL Sharks". San Jose Jr Sharks. 2014-02-03. Retrieved 2014-02-03.
- "Canes agree to terms with Matt Tennyson". Carolina Hurricanes. 2016-07-03. Retrieved 2016-07-03.
- "Sabres ink Tennyson to two-year deal". Buffalo Sabres. 2017-07-01. Retrieved 2017-07-01.
- "Sharks sign Bay Area native Tennyson to entry level deal". San Jose Sharks. 2012-03-09. Retrieved 2012-03-09.