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Sharks Recall Matt Tennyson from Worcester

Sunday, 03.31.2013 / 1:20 PM / News
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Sharks Recall Matt Tennyson from Worcester

SAN JOSE, California - San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has recalled defenseman Matt Tennyson from the Worcester Sharks, the team's top development affiliate in the American Hockey League.

In 60 games for Worcester this season, Tennyson has posted 27 points (five goals, 22 assists) with 44 penalty minutes. He currently leads all Worcester defenseman in goals, points and assists, while his 22 assists ranks him third amongst all Worcester skaters

In 2011-12, Tennyson completed his junior season for Western Michigan University of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association where in 41 games he led all team defenseman in points (24), goals (11) and assists (13), earned Second Team All-CCHA and was named as a finalist for CCHA Best Offensive Defenseman.

Tennyson, 22, played in 112 games for WMU in three seasons, posting 49 points (20 goals, 29 assists) and 92 penalty minutes.

Tennyson will become the first player developed by the San Jose Jr. Sharks program to play in San Jose for the NHL Sharks. The growing program run out of Sharks Ice at San Jose currently has 20 traveling club teams that serve boys and girls, ages 8 to 18, along with numerous in-house teams that compete in tournaments and games.

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound native of Minneapolis, MN who was raised in Pleasanton, CA was signed as a free agent on March 29, 2012.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

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2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 41 38 23 79
J. Thornton 82 11 65 20 76
P. Marleau 82 33 37 0 70
L. Couture 65 23 31 21 54
B. Burns 69 22 26 26 48
T. Wingels 77 16 22 11 38
D. Boyle 75 12 24 -8 36
J. Demers 75 5 29 14 34
T. Hertl 37 15 10 11 25
M. Nieto 66 10 14 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 12 5 2 .932 1.87
A. Niemi 39 17 7 .913 2.39
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