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by Staff Writer / Buffalo Sabres
Tim Kennedy (Photo: Bill Wippert)
Buffalo Sabres GM Darcy Regier announced today the Sabres have recalled LW Tim Kennedy from Portland (AHL). The 22-year-old Kennedy was born and raised in Buffalo, NY.

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Currently in his first pro season, Kennedy (4/30/1986, 5’10”, 176 lbs.) is second on the Pirates in scoring with 27 points (5+22) in 29 games. Kennedy’s 22 assists lead all rookies, and his 27 points are second behind the 33 scored by Philadelphia’s Claude Giroux.

Kennedy played three years at Michigan State, finishing with 105 points (42+63) in 113 games. He led the Spartans in scoring for his last two seasons, scoring 43 points in 42 games during each campaign. In 2007-08, he led the team in all offensive categories, including 9 PPG’s and 5 GWG’s.

Kennedy was a key component of Michigan State’s 2007 National Championship team, as he scored the game-tying goal and assisted on the game winner in the title game win over Boston College. For his efforts he was named to the All-Tournament Team at both the Midwest Regional and 2007 Frozen Four.

Kennedy played youth hockey in the Buffalo area, and won gold with the Western Division in the 2002 and 2003 Empire State Games. Prior to attending Michigan State, he spent two seasons with the Sioux City Musketeers of the USHL.

Kennedy was acquired in a draft day trade with Washington on July 30, 2005, after being selected by the Capitals in the sixth round (181st overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
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