Pittsburgh Penguins Press Release
PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Friday they have signed forward Tyler Kennedy, their fourth-round draft pick in 2004, to a multi-year contract. In accordance with club policy, terms of the contract were not released.
Kennedy, 19, led the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL) in scoring during the 2005-06 season, recording 70 points (22+48) in 64 games. Kennedy led the Greyhounds in assists and ranked second on the team in goals.
“Tyler has made great progress since we drafted him in 2004,” said Assistant General Manager Ed Johnston. “He’s a hard-working kid who improved his goal, assist and point totals every year with Sault Ste. Marie. We’re excited about him turning pro and look forward to seeing him at training camp in September.”
The 5-10 and 183-pound native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario was the 99th pick overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.