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Matt Kennedy
Matt Kennedy
Right Wing
Number: 37
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 201
Shoots: Right
Born: Mar 4, 1989
Birthplace: Richmond Hill, ON, Canada
Hometown: Shanty Bay, Ontario
Drafted: CAR / 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 5th (131st overall)
2009-10 SEASON
Completed his fifth season of junior hockey, splitting the year between Guelph and Barrie... 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... Scored a goal for the East in the 2010 OHL All-Star Game... Added nine goals and six assists (15 points) and was plus-13 in 17 OHL playoff games, as the Colts advanced to the OHL Finals before falling to eventual Memorial Cup Champion Windsor.

CAREER

Had 151 points (79g, 72a) and 336 penalty minutes in 231 career regular-season Ontario Hockey League (OHL) games with Guelph and Barrie... Had 16 goals and 10 assists (26 points) in 35 career OHL playoff games... Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Hurricanes on May 27, 2010... Was selected by Guelph in the seventh round, 129th overall, of the 2005 OHL Priority Selection... Made his OHL debut for the Storm in 2005-06, scoring one goal in 13 OHL games after the conclusion of his OPJHL season... Missed more than a month of action during the 2007-08 season due to a concussion, but returned to post a productive second half that included two hat tricks... Led Guelph in goals (33) and points (73) and was tied for the team lead in assists (40) in 67 games played in 2008-09... Served as the Storm’s captain that season and was named Team MVP...Made his American Hockey League (AHL) debut with Syracuse at the conclusion of his 2008-09 junior season, netting one goal in four games for the Crunch...Hometown is Shanty Bay, Ont.

2008-09: Led Guelph in goals (33) and points (73) and was tied for the team lead in assists (40) in 67 games played during his fourth season of junior hockey... Served as the Storm’s captain and was named Team MVP... Also won the team’s Top Scorer Award, the Tony Camilleri Playmaker Trophy (shared with Brandon Buck), the Fan Club Fan Favorite Award and the Leadership Award (shared with Nathan Martine).. Had 25 multi-point games... Registered three consecutive multi-goal outings from 1/17-1/24... Had points in 24 of the final 32 games of the season... Led the Storm in playoff scoring with five points (3g, 2a) in four games... Joined Syracuse (AHL) following the conclusion of his junior season, netting one goal in four games for the Crunch.

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