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Amerks add Buffalo native Kennedy

The Rochester Americans announced today that forward Tim Kennedy has been reassigned to the team from the Charlotte Checkers. With his reassignment, his AHL rights have been transferred to Rochester.

“Over the weekend we signed Tim to an American Hockey League contract to join the Rochester Americans,” said Buffalo Sabres general manager Tim Murray. “The signing triggered the AHL waiver process and Tim was initially claimed by Charlotte. Charlotte has since transferred his contract back to our organization. We’re are happy to have Tim join the Amerks and look forward to his contributions this season.”

Kennedy began the 2016-17 season with Lulea HF of the Swedish Hockey League, skating in 18 games. The Buffalo native joins the Amerks for his second stint with the club; he recorded seven assists in 14 games with Rochester in 2010-11.

Overall, Kennedy has played 335 games in the AHL with Portland, Rochester, Connecticut, Worcester, San Antonio and Hershey, totaling 71 goals and 196 assists for 267 points. Kennedy was named to the AHL All-Rookie Team in 2008-09, and played in the 2015 AHL All-Star Classic.

A fifth-round draft pick by Washington in 2005, Kennedy has played 162 NHL games with Buffalo, Florida, San Jose and Phoenix, recording 15 goals and 24 assists for 39 points.