Matt Tennyson joins Worcester
WORCESTER SHARKS SIGN NCAA FREE AGENT MATT TENNYSON TO AN ATO
The San Jose Sharks took a dip into the college free agent pool last week by signing offensive defenseman Matt Tennyson from Western Michigan University to a NHL standard player contract.
Tennyson signed an ATO (amatuer try out) with Worcester on April 1st and will begin practicing with the Worcester Sharks on Tuesday. The 21-year-old defenseman will wear #5 for Worcester.
Matt Tennyson (6’2”, 212lbs), native of Pleasanton, CA, is coming off his junior season at Western Michigan University where he registered a career high 11 goals and 13 assists under the direction of former Los Angeles Kings coach Andy Murray.
He was named Second Team All-CCHA, a finalist for Best CCHA Offensive Defenseman and was the first WMU defenseman since 2001-02 to score 10 goals in a season. He also played two seasons of midget hockey for the San Jose Junior Sharks and will be the first player in the Sharks system to come out of that program.
In 112 career games, Tennyson tallied 20 goals, 29 assists and 92 penalty minutes for the Broncos.