Rangers, Kennedy agree to terms

24-year-old winger scored 10 goals as rookie with Sabres last season

Monday, 08.30.2010 / 4:00 PM / News
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Rangers, Kennedy agree to terms
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New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the Rangers have agreed to terms with free agent forward Tim Kennedy.

Kennedy, 24, skated in 78 games with Buffalo in 2009-10, registering 10 goals and 16 assists for 26 points, along with 50 penalty minutes.  He recorded two multi-point performances, and registered a four game scoring streak from March 26 to March 31.  Kennedy also tallied three game winning goals for the Sabres (October 28 at New Jersey, November 30 at Buffalo and March 29 at Boston).  In addition, he appeared in six postseason games with the Sabres, recording a goal and two assists for three points, along with a plus-three ranking.

Tim Kennedy, who scored 10 goals as an NHL rookie last season, was a two-time team scoring leader at Michigan State and won the NCAA title with the Michigan State Spartans in 2007.
In 2008-09, the 5-9, 175-pounder, appeared in 73 games with the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League (AHL), registering 18 goals and 49 assists for 67 points, along with 51 penalty minutes.  He collected three points (one goal and two assists) in his first game with the Pirates, a 6-3 win over the Manchester Monarchs on October 11, 2008.  Kennedy recorded a nine game scoring streak from October 11, 2008 to November 5, 2008, registering three goals and 11 assists in that span.  In addition, Kennedy skated in five postseason contests with the Pirates.

The Buffalo, New York native played three years at Michigan State University, 2005-06 to 2007-08.  He played in 113 regular season contests, recording 42 goals and 63 assists for 105 points, along with 130 penalty minutes.

Kennedy recorded the game tying goal and an assist on the game winner as Michigan State defeated Boston College in the 2007 NCAA Championship game, and was named to the all-tournament team in the Midwest Regional and the Frozen Four.  He led the Spartans in scoring in both 2006-07 and 2007-08, recording 43 points in each of the two seasons.

Kennedy played two seasons with the Sioux City Musketeers of the United States Hockey League (USHL), 2003-04 and 2004-05, playing in 110 regular season contests, recording 39 goals and 41 assists for 80 points, along with 154 penalty minutes and a plus-39 ranking.  In 2004-05, he played in 54 games, tallying 30 goals and 31 assists for 61 points, along with 112 penalty minutes and a plus-26 ranking.  In addition, he appeared in 20 playoff contests with the Musketeers, registering eight goals and 13 assists for 21 points, along with 24 penalty minutes and a plus-24 ranking.

Kennedy was originally Washington’s sixth round choice, 181st overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.