Matt Tennyson

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Matt Tennyson
Born (1990-04-23) April 23, 1990 (age 27)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Buffalo Sabres
San Jose Sharks
Carolina Hurricanes
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2012–present

Matthew Thomas Tennyson (born April 23, 1990) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman. He is currently playing under contract to the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

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.[1] He immediately turned professional to join the Worcester Sharks for the final games of their 2011–12 AHL season.[2]

Tennyson was the first player from the San Jose Junior Sharks youth hockey program to play in the NHL, let alone with the Sharks.[3]

On July 3, 2016, Tennyson signed as a free agent to a one-year, two-way contract with the Carolina Hurricanes.[4] 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.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Texas Tornado NAHL 58 4 10 14 80 3 0 0 0 4
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
2011–12 Worcester Sharks AHL 7 1 1 2 0
2012–13 Worcester Sharks AHL 60 5 22 27 44
2012–13 San Jose Sharks NHL 4 0 2 2 2
2013–14 Worcester Sharks AHL 54 7 14 21 33
2014–15 Worcester Sharks AHL 43 4 11 15 30 4 0 0 0 0
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
2016–17 Charlotte Checkers AHL 9 3 4 7 5
2016–17 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 45 0 6 6 6
NHL totals 105 3 17 20 24

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-CCHA Second Team 2011–12 [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sharks sign Bay Area Native Matt Tennyson". San Jose Sharks. 2012-03-30. Retrieved 2012-03-30. 
  2. ^ "Worcester Sharks sign Matt Tennyson to ATO". Worcester Sharks. 2012-04-02. Retrieved 2012-04-02. 
  3. ^ "Former Jr. Sharks player debuts with NHL Sharks". San Jose Jr Sharks. 2014-02-03. Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  4. ^ "Canes agree to terms with Matt Tennyson". Carolina Hurricanes. 2016-07-03. Retrieved 2016-07-03. 
  5. ^ "Sabres ink Tennyson to two-year deal". Buffalo Sabres. 2017-07-01. Retrieved 2017-07-01. 
  6. ^ "Sharks sign Bay Area native Tennyson to entry level deal". San Jose Sharks. 2012-03-09. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 

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