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Sharks Re-Sign Defenseman Matt Tennyson

Thursday, 07.10.2014 / 4:30 PM / News
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Sharks Re-Sign Defenseman Matt Tennyson
Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson announced that the club has re-signed restricted free agent defenseman Matt Tennyson to a two-year contract.

SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed restricted free agent defenseman Matt Tennyson (@Tenner_7) to a two-year contract.

"Matt is a young, puck-moving defenseman with the vision to create offense from the back end," said Wilson. "We are excited to watch him progress as we continue the process of committing to the younger players in our organization."
Matt Tennyson
Defenseman - SJS
GOALS: 7 | ASST: 14 | PTS: 21
PIM: 33

In 2013-14, Tennyson posted 21 points (seven goals, 14 assists) and 33 penalty minutes in 54 games with the Worcester Sharks (AHL). He finished the year ranked first amongst all team defensemen in goals (seven), second in points (21), and third in assists (14).
The 24-year-old Tennyson has appeared in 121 career AHL games, collecting 50 points (13 goals, 37 assists). He has played four career games at the NHL level, posting two assists and a plus-two rating, including tallying his first career assist in his first NHL game (4/1/13 vs. Vancouver).

The six-foot-two, 205-pound native of Minneapolis, MN, was originally signed by San Jose as an undrafted free agent on March 29, 2012.

"I think all the young guys are definitely ready to make an impact," said Tennyson via conference call. "I think there is already a solid core of guys there that we can make a lot of strides.

"I think you have to take everything in stride. First and foremost I have to make the team out of camp and obviously this summer is a big summer for me with players coming in ready to go and ready to make the team."

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NSH 63 41 15 7 191 151 89
2 ANA 63 39 17 7 186 176 85
3 STL 62 40 18 4 192 153 84
4 CHI 63 37 21 5 183 150 79
5 WPG 63 31 20 12 174 170 74
6 VAN 61 35 23 3 174 162 73
7 MIN 61 32 22 7 173 160 71
8 LAK 61 29 20 12 164 157 70
9 CGY 62 33 25 4 175 160 70
10 SJS 63 30 25 8 175 181 68
11 COL 62 27 24 11 166 179 65
12 DAL 62 27 25 10 195 207 64
13 ARI 63 20 36 7 138 214 47
14 EDM 63 18 35 10 143 208 46

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 63 31 26 12 57
L. Couture 63 21 32 0 53
J. Thornton 59 12 40 -2 52
B. Burns 63 16 30 -4 46
P. Marleau 63 14 31 -16 45
T. Wingels 56 13 15 -5 28
T. Hertl 63 10 14 -3 24
J. Braun 52 1 19 2 20
M. Vlasic 58 7 11 10 18
M. Nieto 53 4 13 -10 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 24 17 7 .912 2.62
A. Stalock 5 7 1 .899 2.85
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