D 6'2" 205
Born: Feb. 2, 1994
Birthplace: Minneapolis, MN
Hometown: Pleasanton, CA Shoots: Right
Drafted: Undrafted
Matt Tennyson

Matt Tennyson

Position Defense
Height 6'2"
Weight 205
Shoots Right
Born April 23, 1990
Birthplace Minneapolis, MN
Drafted Undrafted

Career Statistics

        Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League   GP G A PTS PIM   GP G A PTS PIM
2007-08 Texas NAHL   58 4 10 14 80   - - - - -
2008-09 Cedar Rapids USHL   57 4 6 10 51   5 0 0 0 2
2009-10 Western Michigan NCAA   34 2 7 9 30   - - - - -
2010-11 Western Michigan NCAA   42 9 12 21 38   - - - - -
2011-12 Western Michigan NCAA   41 11 13 24 28   - - - - -
  Worcester AHL   7 1 1 2 0   - - - - -
2012-13 San Jose NHL   4 0 2 2 2   - - - - -
  Worcester AHL   60 5 22 27 44   - - - - -
2013-14 Worcester AHL   54 7 14 21 33   - - - - -
2014-15 Worcester AHL   43 4 11 15 30   4 0 0 0 0
  San Jose NHL   27 2 6 8 16   - - - - -
2015-16 San Jose NHL   29 1 3 4 0   - - - - -
  San Jose AHL   5 0 0 0 0   1 0 0 0 2
   
AHL TOTALS   169 17 48 65 107   5 0 0 0 2
NHL TOTALS   60 3 11 14 18   - - - - -
PRO TOTALS   229 20 59 79 125   5 0 0 0 2

Biography

Signed one-year, two-way contract with Carolina on 7/3/16

2015-16

Completed his fourth pro season and fourth with the San Jose organization … Set a career high with 29 games played at the NHL level … Made his season debut with the Sharks at LAK (10/7) … Registered a season-best plus-two rating at WSH (10/13) … Assisted on Joe Pavelski’s tying goal in the third period for his first point of the season vs NSH (10/28) … Earned his second point of the season with a helper on Melker Karlsson’s opening goal at DET (11/13) … Scored his only goal of the season with a power-play strike vs TBL (12/5) … Made his AHL season debut with the Barracuda vs CHA (12/30) … Fired a season-best five shots on goal at BAK (1/2) … Rejoined the Sharks in 6-5 shootout loss vs CGY (2/11) … Assisted on Dainius Zubrus’ first period goal vs ARI (2/13) … Suffered injury after a hit by Ryan Reaves that earned him a three-game suspension at STL (2/22) … Returned to game action with the Barracuda at STK (4/16) … Appeared in game one of the Barracuda’s opening round series against ONT (4/22)

2014-15

Completed his third pro season, splitting time between San Jose and Worcester … Set career highs in goals, assists and points at the NHL level … Began his season in the AHL with Worcester … Recorded his first point of the season with an assist on Melker Karlsson’s goal vs HFD (10/21) … Lit the lamp for the first time with a power-play blast vs POR (10/29) … Recorded a season-best four-game point streak from 11/5-14, including goals in consecutive games from 11/11-14 … Made his season debut with San Jose vs CGY (11/26) … Returned to Worcester for a pair of games at STJ (12/5-6) before heading back to the NHL … Scored his first NHL goal vs EDM (12/18) … Assisted on Melker Karlsson’s opening goal vs STL (1/3) … Notched a helper and a season-high four penalty minutes vs NYR (1/10) … Marked a three-game point streak (1g, 2a) from 1/29-2/2 … Recorded assists in two consecutive games (2/5-7) … Made his return to Worcester vs NOR (2/20) … Notched an assist on Matt Taormina’s first-period goal vs NOR (2/21) … Recorded a three-game assist streak from 3/20-27, including a two-assist effort at SPR (3/27) … Scored five of his 15 points with Worcester on the season during the month of March … Put up his second multi-point game of the season with a goal and an assist at PRO (4/17) … Tallied an assist in his final game of the season vs POR (4/19) … Appeared in four playoff games for Worcester

2013-14

Completed his second pro season and first spent entirely at the AHL level … Set a career high in goals … Recorded his first point of the season with an assist vs STJ (11/2) … Assisted on Brodie Reid’s power-play goal at STJ (11/15) … Scored his first goal of the season on the power play vs MCH (11/24) … Recorded three points in two games (12/20-21) … Tallied a season-best three points (1g, 2a) at POR (1/21) and followed it up with another goal in the next game at MCH (1/24) … Scored 12 of his 21 points on the season during the months of December and January … Lit the lamp for the sixth and seventh times at POR (3/26) and at ALB (3/29) to establish a career high … Wrapped up his scoring with three assists in two games (4/1-4)

2012-13

Completed his first pro season, spending the majority of his time in Worcester while appearing in the NHL for the first time … Set career highs in assists, points, penalty minutes and games played … Led all Worcester blue liners in goals, assists and points … Opened his scoring on the season with a goal at NOR (10/13) followed by an assist in the next game at POR (10/19) … Notched a pair of assists over a three-in-three stretch from 10/26-28 … Recorded two separate two-game point streaks during the month of November (11/11-14, 11/23-24) … Set a season-best with three helpers at HER (12/15) … Marked a season-best three-game point streak from 12/15-21 … Notched a point in back-to-back games from 1/6-8 … Matched that season-best with another three-game point streak (2g, 2a) from 2/22-24 … Recorded four assist during the month of March, including a pair vs PRO (3/23) … Made his NHL debut and scored his first NHL point, an assist, vs VAN (4/1) … Earned one more assist to give him two during his four-game NHL stint to wrap up the season

2011-12

Appeared in seven games with Worcester at the conclusion of his final season at Western Michigan … Made his pro debut vs ALB (4/4), firing one shot on goal … Scored his first pro goal with a power-play strike at POR (4/7) … Recorded an assist and a season-high four shots on goal in his season finale vs HER

COLLEGE

Totaled 54 points (22g, 32a) in 117 games over three seasons at Western Michigan University … Helped lead the Broncos to a CCHA championship in 2011-12 … Named to CCHA Second All-Star team in 2011-12 … Led team defensemen in each of his last two seasons at Western Michigan … Ranked second among team blue liners in scoring during his freshman year

JUNIOR

Recorded 10 points (4g, 6a) in 57 games during his one USHL season with Cedar Rapids … Spent one season in the NAHL with the Texas Tornado, ranking second among team defensemen with four goals
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