T. J. Kemp

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T. J. Kemp
Born (1981-07-03) July 3, 1981 (age 35)
Pickering, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 197 lb (89 kg; 14 st 1 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
ALH team
Former teams
Oji Eagles
Peoria Rivermen
Iowa Stars
Milwaukee Admirals
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Manchester Monarchs
Springfield Falcons
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Hamilton Bulldogs
Augsburger Panther
Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers
Ritten-Renon
Playing career 2005–present

T.J. Kemp (born July 3, 1981 in Pickering, Ontario, Canada) is a professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Oji Eagles of the Asia League Ice Hockey (AL).

Playing career[edit]

Kemp played hockey at Mercyhurst College from 2001–2005. After graduating he played for the Missouri River Otters of the UHL. He then played for the Reading Royals of the ECHL before playing for a large numbers of teams in the AHL including the Peoria Rivermen, Iowa Stars, Milwaukee Admirals, Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Manchester Monarchs, and Springfield Falcons.

On July 8, 2008, Kemp signed a one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.[1] After 22 games with AHL affiliate, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Kemp was traded by Pittsburgh to the Montreal for a conditional draft pick on January 5, 2009. He was then assigned to the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL.

On July 14, 2010, Kemp was not offered a new contract with Augsburger Panther and was signed by fellow DEL team, Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers for the 2010–11 season.[2]

After a season in the Italian Serie A with Ritten-Renon, Kemp signed a one-year contract abroad with Oji Eagles of the Asian League Ice Hockey on August 9, 2013.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Mercyhurst College MAAC 31 6 13 19 18
2002–03 Mercyhurst College MAAC 37 11 16 27 39
2003–04 Mercyhurst College AHA 34 5 21 26 42
2004–05 Mercyhurst College AHA 31 10 18 28 78
2004–05 Missouri River Otters UHL 6 1 2 3 4
2005–06 Reading Royals ECHL 60 13 27 40 54 4 1 1 2 2
2005–06 Peoria Rivermen AHL 3 0 0 0 2
2005–06 Iowa Stars AHL 3 0 0 0 0
2005–06 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 2 0 0 0 2
2005–06 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 6 0 0 0 0
2006–07 Manchester Monarchs AHL 65 5 33 38 56 14 2 5 7 12
2007–08 Springfield Falcons AHL 73 8 38 46 44
2008–09 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 22 1 8 9 22
2008–09 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 45 1 17 18 18 5 0 0 0 4
2009–10 Augsburger Panther DEL 54 9 23 32 54 14 2 3 5 8
2010–11 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers DEL 50 7 15 22 38 1 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers DEL 48 5 5 10 40
2012–13 Ritten-Renon ITL 43 8 29 37 54 7 2 2 4 6
AHL totals 219 15 96 111 144 19 2 5 7 16

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
All-MAAC Rookie Team 2002
All-MAAC Second Team 2003
All-Atlantic Hockey First Team 2004
All-Atlantic Hockey First Team 2005

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pens Sign Adam Henrich and T.J. Kemp". Pittsburgh Penguins. 2008-07-08. Retrieved 2008-07-08. 
  2. ^ "Ice Tigers commit to Kemp from Augsburg". Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers. 2010-07-14. Retrieved 2011-03-22. 
  3. ^ "Three foreign players to Eagles" (in Japanese). tomamin.jp. 2013-08-09. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 

External links[edit]

T. J. Kemp's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Award Created
Atlantic Hockey Best Defenseman
2003–04
Succeeded by
Conrad Martin