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PENGUINS SIGN FORWARD TYLER KENNEDY

Friday, 05.19.2006 / 12:00 AM / Pittsburgh Penguins
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PENGUINS SIGN FORWARD TYLER KENNEDY

(Feature story: Kennedy, Morrison shared OHL rivlary)

PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Friday they have signed forward Tyler Kennedy, their fourth-round draft pick in 2004, to a multi-year contract.  In accordance with club policy, terms of the contract were not released.

Kennedy, 19, led the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL) in scoring during the 2005-06 season, recording 70 points (22+48) in 64 games.  Kennedy led the Greyhounds in assists and ranked second on the team in goals.

“Tyler has made great progress since we drafted him in 2004,” said Assistant General Manager Ed Johnston.  “He’s a hard-working kid who improved his goal, assist and point totals every year with Sault Ste. Marie.  We’re excited about him turning pro and look forward to seeing him at training camp in September.”

The 5-10 and 183-pound native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario was the 99th pick overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM
2002-03 Sault Ste. Marie OHL 61 5 10 15 28
2003-04 Sault Ste. Marie OHL 63 16 26 42 28
2004-05 Sault Ste. Marie OHL 61 21 36 57 37
2005-06 Sault Ste. Marie OHL 64 22 48 70 60
  OHL/SAULT STE. MARIE TOTALS 249 64 120 184 153

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