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Tyler Kennedy
Tyler Kennedy
Right Wing  - SJS
Number: 81
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 185
Shoots: Right
Born: Jul 15, 1986  (Age 28)
Birthplace: Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada
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Drafted: PIT / 2004 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 4th (99th overall)
2013-14: 8th on the team in shots (143). Picked up an assist on April 1 vs. Edmonton. Fighting major on Jan. 9 vs. Detroit (Quincey). Played in his 400th career NHL game against his former team on Dec. 5 at Pittsburgh. Recorded his 100th career NHL assist on Nov. 27 vs. Los Angeles. Scored a goal, registered a fighting major (Larsson) and eight shots on goal on Nov. 5 vs. Buffalo. Scored his first goal as a Shark just 0:09 seconds into the game on Oct. 17 at Dallas. Recorded an assist in his second consecutive game on Oct. 10 at Vancouver. Registered his first point as a Shark with a power play assist on Oct. 8 vs. the NY Rangers. Made his San Jose debut and finished with a plus-2, 2 shots and 2 hits on Oct. 3 vs. Vancouver.

2012-13: 5th on the team in shots (100). T-13th on the team in points (6-5=11). T-9th on the team in goals (6) and T-12th in PIM (19). T-9th amongst team forwards in power-play points (3) and T-6th amongst team forwards in points vs. the Atlantic Division (8). Recorded his first fighting major of the season on March 26 against Gabriel Dumont of Montreal. Scored the overtime game-winning goal March 24 vs. Philadelphia. Collected a season high two points (1-1=2) on March 16 vs. N.Y. Rangers. Tied a career high with a +3 on Feb. 20 vs. Philadelphia. Tallied first assist of the campaign on Feb. 9 at New Jersey. Scored first goal of the season on Jan. 20 at N.Y. Rangers. Playoffs: Led the team with +6 rating in nine games played. T-4th on the team in shooting percentage (16.7%).  Ranked 9th on the team in points (2-3=5). Recorded a three-game point streak (1-2=3) in the ECSF vs. Ottawa. Scored the gamewinning goal in Game 5 of the ECQF vs. N.Y. Islanders.

2011-12: 10th on the team in points (33) and 8th in goals (11). Recorded double digits in goals (11) for fifth straight season. Recorded 20 or more assists for the third time in career. Scored twice on March 20 vs. Winnipeg. Played in 300th career game Jan. 17 vs. Carolina. Posted a career-long five-game point streak Dec. 17-29 (2-5=7). Tied a career high with three points (1-2=3) on Nov. 25 vs. Ottawa. Missed 12 games due to injury. Playoffs: 2nd on team with three goals (all scored at home) while totaling six points.

2010-11: Recorded double digits in goals in first five seasons of his career, and topped 20 for the first time. Set career highs in games played (80), goals (21), assists (24), points (45) and power-play goals (7). 4th on the team in points (45), 3rd in goals (21), 4th in assists (24), 2nd in shots (234) and T-2nd in power-play goals (7). Ended the regular season with a four-game point streak (2-2=4) from April 2-10. Tallied three assists on March 13 vs. Edmonton. Scored two goals on Feb. 23 vs.San Jose. Tallied his 100th career NHL point (assist) vs. Detroit on Jan. 18. Scored first Penguins goal at CONSOL Energy Center 44 seconds into third period on Oct. 7 vs. Philadelphia. Playoffs: T-4th on the team in points (3). 2nd on the team in goals (2) and 1st in shots (33). Scored the game-winning goal in Game 3 of the ECQF vs. Tampa Bay. 2009-10: T-7th on the team in goals (13). 4th on the team in plus/minus (+10). T-4th on the team in game-winning goals (4). 5th on the team in shots (175). Tallied the game-winning goal in three of Pittsburgh’s first six games of the season. Playoffs: Appeared in 10 games.

2008-09: 7th on the team in points (35), goals (15) and assists (20). 4th on the team in plus/minus (+15) and shots (171). T-3rd on the team in game-winning goals (3). 2nd on the team in faceoff percentage (53.8%).  Potted the game-winning goal and added an assist Nov. 1 at St. Louis. Scored two goals in the first game of the season on Oct. 4 at Ottawa. Playoffs: Won the Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh. T-1st in the NHL in game-winning goals (3). T-6th on the team with five goals. 4th on the team in shots (68). Scored the game-winning goal in Game 6 of the SCF vs. Detroit. Tallied three points (2-1=3) in the last four games of the SCF. Scored the game-winning goals in Game 4 and Game 1 of the ECQF vs. Philadelphia.

2007-08: Led all Pittsburgh rookies in points (19) and goals (10). T-3rd on the team in gamewinning goals (4); T-2nd amongst League rookies. 9th on the team in shots (104) despite playing in just 55 NHL games. Selected to play in YoungStars game at NHL All- Star Weekend, but could not play due to illness. Scored first career NHL goal (DiPietro) vs. N.Y. Islanders on Nov. 3, but had to wait for video replay to confirm. Made NHL debut on Oct. 27 vs. Montreal. Played in 10 games with Wilkes-Barre Scranton (AHL) and recorded 5-4=9. Playoffs: Appeared in all 20 playoff games (registering four assists) as Pittsburgh reached the SCF vs. Detroit.

2006-07: 6th on Wilkes-Barre Scranton in points (12-25=37) in his first professional season.

2005-06: Led Sault Ste. Marie in scoring (22-48=70) as 19-yearold. Teammates with fellow Sharks forward Andrew Desjardins from 2003-2006.

2004-05: 2nd on the team in points (21-36=57).

2003-04: 4th on the team in points (16-26=42).

2002-03: Named Greyhounds rookie of the year posting 5-10=15.

PERSONAL: “TK” lists these favorites: Cheeseburger (food); Ride his Seadoo (offseason activity); Football (sport besides hockey); Travis Pastrana (athlete); Shooter (movie); Shark Tank (TV show); Kings of Leon (band); Cottage in Sault Ste. Marie (vacation spot); Capital Grill (restaurant); Jeremy Stevenson (hockey idol); Winning Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh in 2009 (hockey moment); Toronto (road city); Chicago Blackhawks (non-Sharks jersey). First job was cutting grass. Would be a gym teacher is he was not playing hockey professionally. If he could hang out with one person in history he would hang out with Travis Pastrana and all of his buddies. Says Mark Wahlberg would be the actor to star in a movie about his life. Can’t live without his iPhone. Biggest influence on his hockey career was his family. Says the fastest skater in the NHL is Sidney Crosby. States the hardest hitter in the NHL is Raffi Torres. In his hometown of Sault Ste. Marie, he likes to hang out at his cottage, eat at Chummy’s (greasy food), and attend the biggest annual festival in the town of Bonsoo.

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 11 8 3 0 31 21 16
2 NSH 9 6 1 2 23 17 14
3 VAN 10 7 3 0 34 29 14
4 LAK 10 6 2 2 24 18 14
5 SJS 12 6 4 2 38 34 14
6 CHI 10 6 3 1 27 19 13
7 MIN 9 6 3 0 31 17 12
8 CGY 11 5 4 2 27 24 12
9 STL 9 5 3 1 22 18 11
10 DAL 9 4 2 3 32 33 11
11 COL 11 3 4 4 27 32 10
12 WPG 10 4 5 1 20 26 9
13 EDM 10 4 5 1 27 36 9
14 ARI 9 3 5 1 22 34 7

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
B. Burns 12 4 9 0 13
P. Marleau 12 4 8 0 12
J. Pavelski 12 5 6 5 11
L. Couture 12 5 6 -1 11
J. Thornton 12 3 8 4 11
T. Wingels 12 5 3 -1 8
M. Nieto 12 1 4 2 5
J. Braun 12 0 4 4 4
M. Vlasic 12 2 1 7 3
T. Hertl 12 2 1 0 3
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 1 2 1 .924 2.22
A. Niemi 5 2 1 .921 2.67
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