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Matt Tennyson | Defenseman

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/23/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 205

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Matt Tennyson has been sent to the minors.
Tennyson has two goals and six points in 27 contests. The projected return of Justin Braun on Tuesday combined with Marc-Edouard Vlasic rejoining the Sharks on Sunday pushed Tennyson off the roster. Feb 17 - 5:24 PM

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Matt Tennyson has played over 20 minutes a night in four of his last six games.

Tennyson has been averaging 20:21 minutes and has been a force on the offence with a goal and three assists in his last five games. The 24-year-old rookie has come through in spades for the Sharks as he has replaced the injured Justin Braun in the lineup.
Feb 7 - 10:39 AM

Matt Tennyson will tag in for Scott Hannan Thursday night against Toronto.

Tennyson is expected to skate on the left side with Matt Irwin to make San Jose's third defensive pairing. Through 14 games this season, Tennyson has three points, six PIMs, 14 hits, and 31 PIMs.
Jan 15 - 10:31 PM

Matt Tennyson had a special night on Thursday as he scored his first career NHL goal.

Down 3-2 midway through the third, Tommy Wingels hit the streaking Tennyson with a hard pass down the right wing. After two strides, Tennyson wristed one through Ben Scrivens' five-hole to tie it at three, on the power play no less. He finished with two shots, hits, blocks, give aways, and a take away in 15:59 of play.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 01:39:00 AM

San Jose has brought up Matt Tennyson.

The 24-year-old blueliner has six points in 19 games with AHL Worcester. He made his season debut with San Jose on Nov. 26.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 03:24:00 PM

Matt Tennyson has been sent to the minors.

Tennyson played for the Sharks on Nov. 26, but he was a healthy scratch on Saturday. He has three goals and six points in 17 AHL contests this season.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 02:09:00 PM

The San Jose Sharks recalled Matt Tennyson from the AHL.

Tennyson hasn't played in the NHL since the 2012-13 season. He has no fantasy value going forward.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 02:40:00 PM

San Jose agrees to a two-year deal with Matt Tennyson.

Tennyson had seven goals and 21 points in 54 AHL games in 2013-14. He also had two assists in four games with the Sharks.
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 09:29:00 AM

Matt Tennyson has been summoned by the San Jose Sharks.

Tennyson has been called up previously this season, but hasn't played in a 2013-14 game yet for San Jose. He has five goals and 16 points in 44 AHL contests.
Wed, Feb 26, 2014 11:55:00 AM

The San Jose Sharks have recalled defenseman Matt Tennyson from the minors.

Tennyson had a cup of coffee with the Sharks last month, spending 10 days with the team but not getting into a game. He could replace the injured Jason Demers tonight. Tennyson had five goals and 15 points in 37 games with Worcester of the AHL before his recall and was a minus-17.
Mon, Feb 3, 2014 09:57:00 AM

The San Jose Sharks demoted Matt Tennyson to the AHL on Sunday.

He's not an impact fantasy guy so JFYI.
Sun, Jan 19, 2014 05:50:00 PM

Matt Tennyson has been called up by San Jose.

He was brought up as insurance because Matt Irwin is out with an upper-body injury.
Thu, Jan 9, 2014 02:35:00 PM

Matt Tennyson has been recalled by the Sharks.

The 22-year-old blueliner won't be in the lineup Saturday night, though. He has 27 points in 60 games this season in the AHL.
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 08:28:00 PM

Matt Tennyson lit the lamp Friday night in Worcester's 5-4 win over Providence.

Tennyson is a pretty good offensive blueliner, but his defensive game leaves a lot to be desired. He has 14 points in 27 AHL games, his first full season there since jumping over from college.
Fri, Dec 21, 2012 10:05:00 PM

The San Jose Sharks have signed undrafted defenseman Matt Tennyson to an entry level deal.

Tennyson is the first player signed who was developed in the Junior Sharks program in the San Jose area. He played his college hockey at Western Michigan and managed to score 11 goals and 24 points in his senior year. Look for the blueliner to spend a lot of time in the minors.
Fri, Mar 30, 2012 10:56:00 AM

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D1Brent Burns
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