SAN JOSE, California -- San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed forward Tim Kennedy to a one-year contract. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
This season with Worcester, Kennedy leads the team in scoring with 30 points (12 goals, 18 assists) and a +5 in 31 games. He was selected to the 2013 AHL Eastern Conference All-Star Team but has missed the last nine regular season games due to injury. He was also named the AHL Player of the Week (ending Dec. 2) after scoring five goals and boasting a +5 ranking in three games
Last season, Kennedy posted two points (one goal, one assist) in 27 games for the Florida Panthers. In 53 games for the San Antonio Rampage and the Worcester Sharks, he logged 40 points (13 goals, 27 assists) and 44 penalty minutes. He finished the season third on the team in points and tied for second in assists.
During 112 career NHL games, Kennedy has recorded 29 points (11 goals, 18 assists) and 54 penalty minutes.
Kennedy was acquired from Florida on Jan. 26, 2012 in exchange for Sean Sullivan.
The five-foot-ten, 175-pound native of Buffalo, New York was originally selected by Washington in the sixth round (181st overall) in the 2005 NHL Draft.