Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Matt Tennyson
Matt Tennyson was born on April 23, 1990 in Pleasanton, California. A product of first the North American Hockey League and then the USHL, the defenceman attended Western Michigan University for three years. Undrafted into the NHL, Tennyson signed with the San Jose Sharks on March 29, 2012, following completion of his collegiate career.

Tennyson then joined the Worcester Sharks for the final games of their 2011-12 AHL season. He would impress in his professional games, scoring a goal and adding an assist in seven games.

The NHL was mired in a labour stoppage to start the 2012-13 season and as such, Tennyson began the year in the American League. He would suit up in 60 games for Worchester, recording 27 points. He would get his first glimpse of life in the NHL as the season came to an end, dressing for four games for San Jose, registering the first two assists of his NHL career.

On July 3, 2016, Tennyson's time in the Sharks organization would come to an end. He signed as a free agent with the Carolina Hurricanes. The defenceman would suit up in 45 games for the Hurricanes during the 2016-17 season, recording six assists. As a free agent again the following summer, Tennyson signed with the Buffalo Sabres.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2007-08 Texas Tornado NAHL 58 4 10 14 80 +4
2008-09 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 57 4 6 10 51 +5 5 0 0 0 2
2009-10 Western Michigan University CCHA 34 2 7 9 30
2010-11 Western Michigan University CCHA 42 9 12 21 38
2011-12 Western Michigan University CCHA 41 11 13 24 28
2011-12 Worcester Sharks AHL 7 1 1 2 0 -1
2012-13 Worcester Sharks AHL 60 5 22 27 44 -6
2012-13 San Jose Sharks NHL 4 0 2 2 2 +2
2013-14 Worcester Sharks AHL 54 7 14 21 33 -25
2014-15 San Jose Sharks NHL 27 2 6 8 16 0
2014-15 Worcester Sharks AHL 43 4 11 15 30 +7 4 0 0 0 0
2015-16 San Jose Sharks NHL 29 1 3 4 0 +1
2015-16 San Jose Barracuda AHL 5 0 0 0 0 +2 1 0 0 0 2
2016-17 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 45 0 6 6 6 -13
2016-17 Charlotte Checkers AHL 9 3 4 7 5 +7
NHL Totals 105 3 17 20 24


CCHA Second All-Star Team (2012) Signed as a free agent by San Jose, March 29, 2012. Missed majority of of 2015-16 due to head injury at St. Louis, February 22, 2016 and as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 3, 2016. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, July 1, 2017.
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