Friday, July 1, 2011
Kennedy Resigns with Penguins
The Penguins announced the signing of Tyler Kennedy today and bring him back after a career year in the 2010-11 season that saw Kennedy score 21 goals and assist on 24 others for a career high 45 points.
Kennedy finished the season fourth on the team in scoring while playing in 80 games.
The Penguins lock up the winger for two years at $2 million a year. With a shallow market in the unrestricted free agent he was looking at a huge payday if he went and shopped around. Instead he takes less money to stay a Penguin for the next two seasons.
Overall I think it is a pretty good sign for the Penguins. Kennedy is another flexible player that will be asked to fill a top-six role if that is where the Penguins need him but I also think it is a possibility that he could go down on the third line and play with Staal and Cooke if it comes to that.