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Canes Agree to Terms with Prospect Matt Kennedy

Winger completed his fifth Ontario Hockey League season in 2009-10

Thursday, 05.27.2010 / 2:12 PM / News
By Terrell Williams
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Canes Agree to Terms with Prospect Matt Kennedy

RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with prospect Matt Kennedy on a three-year, entry-level contract. In the NHL, the deal will pay Kennedy $500,000 in 2010-11 and $525,000 in 2011-12 and 2012-13. In the AHL, it will pay him $50,000 in 2010-11, $55,000 in 2011-12 and $60,000 in 2012-13. He also receives a signing bonus of $150,000. 

Kennedy, 21, completed his fifth season in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) in 2009-10, splitting the season between Guelph and Barrie. The Richmond Hill, Ont., native totaled 18 goals and 16 assists (34 points) in 43 regular season games, including 18 points in 29 games after being acquired by Barrie from Guelph in December in exchange for Ryan Gottschalk, two second-round picks and a third-round pick. Kennedy (6’2”, 202 lbs.) added nine goals and six assists (15 points) in 17 OHL playoff games as the Colts advanced to the OHL Finals before falling to eventual Memorial Cup Champion Windsor.

Drafted by the Hurricanes in the fifth round, 131st overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Kennedy completed his OHL career with 79 goals, 72 assists (151 points) and 336 penalty minutes in 231 games for Guelph and Barrie. He had 16 goals and 10 assists (26 points) in 35 career playoff games. He has also played four American Hockey League (AHL) games with Syracuse, scoring one goal.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 50 31 15 4 163 132 66
2 MTL 47 31 13 3 127 108 65
3 NYI 48 32 15 1 157 135 65
4 DET 49 28 12 9 145 128 65
5 PIT 48 27 13 8 143 124 62
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
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10 PHI 50 21 22 7 139 151 49
11 TOR 50 22 24 4 144 155 48
12 OTT 47 19 19 9 129 134 47
13 CBJ 47 21 23 3 119 148 45
14 NJD 48 18 22 8 109 135 44
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 49 14 32 3 92 174 31

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 42 16 14 -6 30
J. Faulk 47 9 19 -13 28
E. Lindholm 47 9 11 -11 20
J. Tlusty 40 12 7 -11 19
J. Skinner 42 10 9 -7 19
R. Nash 47 7 12 -4 19
N. Gerbe 43 5 13 -3 18
V. Rask 47 6 9 -10 15
A. Sekera 45 1 14 -6 15
C. Terry 34 6 3 -3 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Khudobin 6 8 2 .918 2.30
C. Ward 11 17 3 .911 2.45