Kennedy assigned to Hartford
Forward joins Wolf Pack after having played in four preseason games
Kennedy, 24, tallied two assists in four pre-season contests after signing with the Rangers as a free agent on August 30, 2010. He did not dress in either of the Rangers first two regular season games. Last season, Kennedy led all Buffalo rookie forwards in goals (10), assists (16), points (26), and shots (98), and led all Sabres’ rookies in penalty minutes (50) and game winning goals (three).
He recorded his first career NHL point with an assist on October 10 at Nashville, and notched his first career goal on October 28 at New Jersey. Kennedy registered two multi-point performances, with a two-assist effort on December 27 at St. Louis, and one goal and one assist on March 16 at Atlanta.
He also registered a career-high, four-game scoring streak from March 26 vs. Ottawa to March 31 vs. Florida, tallying four points (two goals and two assists) over the span.
The 5-10, 173-pounder made his NHL post-season debut on April 15, 2010 vs. Boston, recording one assist and a plus-two rating in the contest, and finished the playoffs with one goal and two assists in six games with Buffalo.
The Buffalo, New York native was originally Washington’s sixth round choice, 181st overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.