Tyler Kennedy Traded to San Jose Sharks For 50th Overall Pick

Published on June 30th, 2013

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The Pittsburgh Penguins just announced that they have made a trade with the San Jose Sharks 10 minutes before the start of the NHL Draft. The Sharks have acquired forward Tyler Kennedy in exchange for the 50th overall pick in the draft. The Penguins now have a second round pick, which is their highest one so far this year. Kennedy, 26, was drafted by the Penguins in the fourth round of the 2004 NHL Draft and played 372 regular season games with Pittsburgh. He registered 76 goals and 92 assists in that time span. He is a restricted free agent and will need to work out a deal with the Sharks. In a conference call with the San Jose media, Kennedy said this after he was asked about being a healthy scratch for certain playoff games this past season:

“I thought I had a great playoff, and I’m kind of stumped. I’m really kind of lost why they didn’t play me more. I think I’m a great player, and I’m not sure. You’d have to ask them, I really don’t know.”

-Tyler Kennedy