| San Jose Sharks|
Ice hockey player
625,000 USD (2015)
| April 23, 1990 (age 25)
Pleasanton, CA, USA (1990-04-23) |
Worcester Sharks (#5 / Defenseman)
Western Michigan University
Doug Wilson, Peter DeBoer, Roy Sommer, Todd McLellan, Ron Wilson
Matthew Thomas Tennyson (born April 23, 1990) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman. He is currently playing under contract to the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Undrafted, Tennyson attended the Western Michigan University where he played three seasons of NCAA Division I college hockey with the Western Michigan Broncos men's ice hockey team. On March 30, 2012, Tennyson signed a two-year entry-level contract with the San Jose Sharks. He immediately turned professional to join the Worcester Sharks for the final games of their 2011–12 AHL season.
Tennyson was the first player from the San Jose Junior Sharks youth hockey program to play in the NHL, let alone with the Sharks.
On July 3, 2016, Tennyson signed as a free agent to a one-year, two-way contract with the Carolina Hurricanes. Beginning the 2016–17 season with AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers, Tennyson was recalled after recording 7 points in 9 games to remain with the Hurricanes for the remainder of the season. He appeared in a career best 45 games, collecting 6 assists.
On July 1, 2017, Tennyson was on the move as a free agent, agreeing to a two-year contract with the final year on a one-way basis with the Buffalo Sabres.
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