|Assets:||Is tenacious on the forecheck. Displays the feistiness to play well in traffic and in the corners. Can score goals in bunches and provide a ton of energy for his team.|
|Flaws:||Injuries may play a role throughout his career because of his lack of size, plus his rambunctious style of play. May not be consistent enough to play a top-six winger role in the NHL.|
|Career Potential:||Energy winger with some scoring prowess.|
|NHL||Stanley Cup||2008-09 (Pittsburgh)|
|NHL||Played in the NHL YoungStars Game||2007-08 (Injured)|
|2/28/2014||Missed 6 games (lower body injury).|
|1/30/2014||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|1/09/2014||Missed 4 games (flu).|
|7/05/2013||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the San Jose Sharks to a two-year contract.|
|6/30/2013||Acquired from the Pittsburgh Penguins.|
|3/24/2013||Missed 1 game (illness).|
|3/05/2012||Missed 11 games (ankle injury).|
|2/20/2012||Ankle injury, injured reserve.|
|2/07/2012||Ankle injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|11/15/2011||Missed 11 games (concussion).|
|10/20/2011||Concussion, injured reserve.|
|7/01/2011||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Pittsburgh Penguins to a two-year contract.|
|6/27/2011||Pittsburgh Penguins did not tender a qualifying offer.|
|3/02/2011||Missed 1 game (undisclosed).|
|11/17/2010||Missed 1 game (illness).|
|5/02/2010||Missed the last 3 playoff games (leg injury).|
|4/22/2010||Leg injury, day-to-day.|
|3/14/2010||Missed 2 games (groin).|
|1/31/2010||Missed 1 game (undisclosed).|
|11/28/2009||Missed 11 games (groin).|
|11/03/2009||Missed 3 games (undisclosed).|
|2/02/2009||Suspended by the NHL for 1 game.|
|1/03/2009||Missed 14 games (sprained knee).|
|12/04/2008||Sprained knee, early January.|
|9/26/2008||Signed by the Pittsburgh Penguins to a two-year contract extension.|
|2/14/2008||Recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|2/08/2008||Missed 8 games (mononucleosis) and assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|1/23/2008||Mononucleosis, sidelined indefinitely.|
|1/14/2008||Missed 3 games (flu).|
|11/15/2007||Recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|11/13/2007||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|10/27/2007||Recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|9/22/2007||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|9/25/2006||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|5/19/2006||Signed by the Pittsburgh Penguins to a multi-year contract.|
|9/18/2005||Returned to his junior team (Sault Ste. Marie-OHL).|
|6/30/2013||Pittsburgh Penguins traded Tyler Kennedy to the San Jose Sharks for a 2nd round selection in 2013.|
|6/27/2004||Drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 4th round (99th overall) in 2004.|
| 03/01/2014 1:44 AM
NewsTyler Kennedy returned to action on Friday February 28.
Tyler Kennedy isn't likely to return Friday | 02/07/2014 11:05 AM
NewsIt looks like Tyler Kennedy (lower body) will have to wait until Feb. 27 before he'll return.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactKennedy is likely to miss the Sharks' final game before the Olympic break on Friday. He has four goals and 15 points in 49 games this season.
Tyler Kennedy probable to play Monday night | 02/03/2014 6:09 PM
NewsBased on the Sharks' morning skate, it looks like Tyler Kennedy will be back in the lineup Monday night.
San Jose Mercury News
ImpactHe has missed the last two games with a lower-body injury. However, San Jose bench boss Todd McLellan wouldn't confirm that Kennedy would be back. Consider him probable to return.
Tyler Kennedy could return on Monday | 02/03/2014 9:53 AM
NewsTyler Kennedy (lower body) could return to the San Jose Sharks lineup as early as Monday.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactKennedy will be a game-time decision. He has missed the last two games with the injury. Kenndey has scored only once in his last 26 games and has four goals and 15 points in 49 games so his fantasy relevance is negligible at best.
Tyler Kennedy sits out second straight game | 02/02/2014 9:35 AM
NewsTyler Kennedy missed his second straight game with a lower body injury.
San Jose Mercury News
ImpactKennedy has only four goals and 15 points in 49 games this season and has scored only once in his last 26 so he should not have been in your lineup before he got hurt.
Kennedy sustains undisclosed injury Wednesday | 01/30/2014 8:36 AM
NewsTyler Kennedy exited Wednesday's contest in the second period due to an undisclosed injury.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactKennedy wasn't able to return before the end of the game. He has four goals and 15 points in 49 contests in 2013-14.
Tyler Kennedy will suit up Thursday night | 01/09/2014 3:45 PM
NewsTyler Kennedy (flu) will play Thursday night.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactHe has sat out San Jose's last four games. Kennedy has 12 points in 39 matches in the first season of his two-year deal with the Sharks.
Tyler Kennedy misses third straight game | 01/06/2014 8:38 AM
NewsTyler Kennedy missed his third straight game with the flu.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactKennedy is a bottom six forward who has three goals and 12 points in 39 games. His fantasy value is negligible at best.
Tyler Kennedy is out with the flu | 01/03/2014 3:27 PM
NewsTyler Kennedy has the flu and consequently won't travel with the team to Colorado for Saturday's game.
David Pollak on Twitter
ImpactKennedy already missed Thursday's contest due to the illness. It seems likely that he'll also be unavailable for Sunday's game in Chicago and Tuesday's match in Nashville.
Tyler Kennedy looks to improve his game | 12/19/2013 10:35 AM
NewsTyler Kennedy takes being a healthy scratch on Tuesday as a sign that he needs to be better defensively.
CSN Bay Area
Impact"I kind of got away from it for a couple games there, not following the systems," Kennedy said. "I don't think it's anything about work ethic or skating or nothing like that, I think I'm doing that well. I think just getting into the system and playing the system a little bit better." He has three goals and 11 points in 33 games this season. Sharks coach Todd McLellan wouldn't reveal whether or not Kennedy would play on Thursday.
Tyler Kennedy knows he has to pick up game | 11/02/2013 11:28 AM
NewsTyler Kennedy knows he has to pick up his game.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactKennedy was acquired from the Penguins for a second-round pick, but he has only one goal and four assists while playing on a line with Logan Couture and Patrick Marleau. "I think I've got to pick it up a little bit. I want to be better," Kennedy said. Sharks coach Todd McLellan mixed up the lines and now has Kennedy with Joe Thornton and Tomas Hertl. "I think he's provided us with a burst of speed, some good defensive play. They've had some tough assignments on a nightly basis," McLellan said. "He's shot the puck a lot, and got it back. I've liked how he fit in. I think he's a good piece for our team."
Tyler Kennedy gets his first goal with Sharks | 10/18/2013 11:42 AM
NewsTyler Kennedy scored his first goal as a member of the San Jose Sharks.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactKennedy now has three points in seven games this season. He served primarily as a bottom-six forward with the Pittsburgh Penguins, but he's been averaging 16:47 minutes per game this season with the San Jose Sharks.
Tyler Kennedy has enjoyed playing Ottawa | 10/12/2013 3:05 PM
NewsTyler Kennedy has been an Ottawa killer over his NHL career.
Bruce Garrioch on Twitter
ImpactHe has amassed 16 points 20 games against Ottawa. Kennedy has two assists in four games with the Sharks this year and Saturday might be a good night for him if his success against the Senators continues. Kennedy has been playing with Logan Couture and Patrick Marleau in San Jose.
Tyler Kennedy moves up to second line | 09/19/2013 10:32 AM
NewsTyler Kennedy played on the second line with Logan Couture and Patrick Marleau in practice Wednesday.
San Jose Mercury News
ImpactKennedy switched spots with Raffi Torres and his fantasy value will go up if he remains with two scorers like Couture and Marleau. Kennedy could get 40 points if he remains on the second line but 25 points is a more likely outcome for the winger as he will probably shuffle between the two lines.
Tyler Kennedy's in a unique situation | 09/13/2013 1:21 PM
NewsTyler Kennedy might be the only player on the San Jose Sharks' opening game roster that wasn't part of the organization when the team's 2013 playoff run ended.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactThat should provide the Sharks with a greater sense of continuity and camaraderie, but it also puts Kennedy in a unique situation. "It's a little different. Obviously you don't see anyone else going through the things that you are," Kennedy said. "But, the guys have been very good to me and it's been very welcoming. It's exciting. Whenever something new comes along you have to embrace it and get the best out of it. I'm excited to be here and I'm looking forward to it." Kennedy might end up playing on a line with Joe Thornton and Brent Burns.
Kennedy might end up on Sharks' top line | 09/10/2013 10:02 AM
NewsTyler Kennedy could end up playing on a line with Joe Thornton and Brent Burns.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactThat's far from certain, but Kennedy certainly might end up in a much more desirable position than he was in Pittsburgh. He had 11 points in 46 games while averaging 12:28 minutes last season.
Tyler Kennedy signs two-year contract | 07/05/2013 1:03 PM
NewsTyler Kennedy has agreed to a two-year/$4.6 million deal with San Jose.
Pierre LeBrun on Twitter
ImpactKennedy had six goals and 11 points in 46 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins last season. The Sharks acquired him from Pittsburgh on June 30 in exchange for the 50th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He's projected to serve as Kennedy's third line.
Kennedy likely to be 3rd liner in SJ | 07/01/2013 1:03 PM
NewsTyler Kennedy will likely be a third-line player in San Jose.
ImpactThat shouldn't be a surprise given the Sharks current top six of Joe Thornton, Logan Couture, Joe Pavelski, Patrick Marleau, Martin Havlat and possibly Brent Burns. Although Kennedy scored 20 goals a few seasons ago, that was riding shotgun to Sidney Crosby. He won't get kind of opporunity with the Sharks. Kennedy's top end is 30 points in 2013-14.
Tyler Kennedy knows the way to San Jose | 06/30/2013 2:52 PM
NewsTyler Kennedy has been dealt to the San Jose Sharks for the 50th overall selection in the 2013 Draft.
Tyler Kennedy back in Penguins' lineup | 06/07/2013 8:14 PM
NewsTyler Kennedy has officially been reinserted into the Penguins' lineup for Game 4.
Fluto Shinzawa on Twitter
ImpactKennedy has been a healthy scratch the past two games. He has been a pretty productive player when in the lineup, with two goals and three assists in five tilts. Joe Vitale will sit.
Tyler Kennedy likely to play on Friday | 06/07/2013 1:03 PM
NewsTyler Kennedy is projected to be inserted into the Penguins' lineup on Friday.
ImpactKennedy has been a healthy scratch for two straight games. Based on Pittsburgh's Friday morning practice lines, Kennedy will probably end up skating on the fourth line with Craig Adams and Brenden Morrow. Kennedy has two goals and five points in eight playoff games.
Pittsburgh scratches Tyler Kennedy for Game 2 | 06/04/2013 9:54 AM
NewsTyler Kennedy was a healthy scratch for Pittsburgh in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
ImpactHe had three shots in 12:24 of ice time in Game 1 versus Boston and it's somewhat surprising that he was left out of the lineup Monday night considering he's contributed five points in eight playoff games. Joe Vitale took his place on the team's fourth line.
Tyler Kennedy scores lone goal for Pens | 05/20/2013 2:49 AM
NewsTyler Kennedy was the lone goal scorer for the Penguins in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Senators in Game Three of their second round playoff series Sunday.
ImpactThe goal was the second of the postseason for Kennedy, who has played in every game of the second round after dressing for only Games 5 and 6 of the first round after being made a healthy scratch for the first four contests. Matt Cooke picked up his first point of the playoffs with an assist on the goal.
Penguins won't make changes at forward | 05/14/2013 7:17 PM
NewsTyler Kennedy and Joe Vitale will remain in Pittsburgh's lineup when the second round begins Tuesday night versus Ottawa.
ImpactKennedy had a goal and an assist in Games 5 and 6, respectively, after he was reinserted into the lineup from the press box. Joe Vitale has also provided energy since getting into game action and he contributed an assist in Game 6 versus the Islanders. With both of them in, Jussi Jokinen and Beau Bennett will be healthy scratches when Round 2 begins.
Tyler Kennedy scores GWG in return to lineup | 05/10/2013 12:01 PM
NewsTyler Kennedy scored in his 2013 playoff debut Thursday night.
ImpactHe scored the opening goal in Pittsburgh's 4-0 win, so he ended up getting credit for the game winner. Kennedy had been a healthy scratch in the team's first four games of their first-round series against the New York Islanders. He's probably earned himself a spot in the lineup for Game 6 though.
Tyler Kennedy might play in Game 5 | 05/09/2013 3:36 PM
NewsTyler Kennedy could play in Game 5 Thursday.
ImpactHe lined up on the fourth line during the team's game-day skate and indicated that he expects to play for the first time in the series. Kennedy had three goals and three assists in six postseason games with the Penguins last year and in 46 games during the 2013 campaign he had 11 points.
Tyler Kennedy to center Crosby's line | 04/02/2013 9:52 AM
NewsTyler Kennedy will take Sidney Crosby's spot between Chris Kunitz and Pascal Dupuis.
Impact"It's a place he's played a lot in his life," coach Dan Bylsma said referring to Kennedy's past days as a center in junior. He has posted just nine points in 35 games this season.
Tyler Kennedy gets OT winner in return Sunday | 03/25/2013 11:59 AM
NewsTyler Kennedy was back in Pittsburgh's lineup Sunday after being a late scratch for Friday's game because of an illness.
ImpactHe recorded the game-winning goal in overtime and posted four shots in Pittsburgh's 2-1 win over Philadelphia to extend the team's winning streak to 12 straight games. Kennedy has posted just eight points in 32 games this campaign.
Tyler Kennedy questionable for Thursday | 03/14/2013 12:17 PM
NewsTyler Kennedy didn't practice Wednesday because of an illness.
ImpactIt is unclear if he will be available to play Thursday night against Toronto. Kennedy struggled mightily in the first half of the 2013 campaign. He has three goals and five points, along with a minus-2 rating, in 27 contests.
Kennedy moves up to play with Malkin and Neal | 01/25/2013 9:51 AM
NewsTyler Kennedy will get his shot to play with Evgeni Malkin and James Neal on Friday against Winnipeg.
ImpactHe saw some time there already during the final two periods against the Maple Leafs on Tuesday and coach Dan Bylsma liked the "jump" that he brought to the table. Kennedy has produced one goal in three games this season, but his fantasy value increases with this promotion from the third unit.
Who will play with Malkin and Neal this year? | 01/08/2013 3:44 PM
NewsTyler Kennedy will audition on Pittsburgh's 'top line' with Evgeni Malkin and James Neal.
ImpactCoach Dan Bylsma said that Tanner Glass, Matt Cooke and possibly Brandon Sutter would get the opportunity to play with Malkin and Neal as well. Kennedy may have the best shot at sticking on the line because he has more offensive skill than Glass and Cookie and it would allow Sutter to center the third line for depth purposes. Bylsma cautioned that the spot next to Malkin and Neal will be "open and situational," but "it's going to open to somebody claiming [it] and making it permanent, too."
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|3/13/2014||SJ||CBJ||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|3/11/2014||SJ||Tor||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|12/17/2013||SJ||StL||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|2005-06||Sault Ste. Marie||OHL||64||22||48||70||1||60||6||1||-||-||-||1.09|
|2004-05||Sault Ste. Marie||OHL||61||21||36||57||5||37||5||3||-||-||-||0.93|
|2003-04||Sault Ste. Marie||OHL||63||16||26||42||-4||28||2||0||-||-||-||0.67|
|2002-03||Sault Ste. Marie||OHL||61||5||10||15||-10||28||0||0||-||-||-||0.25|
|2005-06||Sault Ste. Marie||OHL||4||1||2||3||-3||2||1||0||-||-||-||0.75|
|2004-05||Sault Ste. Marie||OHL||4||1||3||4||2||4||0||0||-||-||-||1.00|
|2003-04||Sault Ste. Marie||OHL||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||0.0|
|2002-03||Sault Ste. Marie||OHL||4||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||-||-||-||0.00|
|Goals||1||4 times-last:at Wsh||last:Jan 14||1|
|Assists||1||13 times-last:vs. Edm||last:Apr 1||1|
|Points||1||17 times-last:vs. Edm||last:Apr 1||2|
|Penalty Minutes||7||2 times-last:vs. Det||last:Jan 9||5|
|Plus/Minus||2||2 times-last:at Dal||last:Oct 17||3|
|Power Play Goals||0||67 times-last:at Phx||last:Apr 12||1|
|Power Play Points||1||vs. NYR||Oct 8||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||67 times-last:at Phx||last:Apr 12||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||67 times-last:at Phx||last:Apr 12||0|
|Shots||8||vs. Buf||Nov 5||5|
|Penalty Minutes||37||2010-11 (Pit)|
|Power Play Goals||7||2010-11 (Pit)|
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