Matt Tennyson (D)
San Jose Barracuda
2014-15: enters third professional seasonâ€¦.2013-14: Recorded 21 points (7-14=21) and 33 penalty minutes in 54 games for the Worcester Sharks during 2013-14â€¦ Ranked 1st in goals (7) and 2nd in points (21) amongst Worcester defensemenâ€¦ Has collected 50 points (13-37=50) in 121 career AHL gamesâ€¦Has played four games at the NHL level, posting two points (0-2=2) and a +2 ratingâ€¦ Registered an assist in his first career NHL game (4/1 vs. Vancouver). CAREER: 2012-13: Posted an assist in two out of his four NHL games (0-2=2)â€¦Recorded his first career assist in his first career NHL game on April 1 vs. Vancouverâ€¦ Became the first Sharks player to grow up playing for the Jr. Sharks programâ€¦ First Sharks player to wear #80â€¦5th on Worcester (AHL) in points (5-22=27) and led team defensemen in goals, assists and pointsâ€¦T-13th amongst AHL rookie defensemen in points (T-9th at time of his recall). 2011-12: AHL: Scored his first professional goal in his third professional game off Peter Mannino at Portland on April 7...CCHA: Named Second Team All-CCHA and a finalist for CCHA Best Offensive Defenseman... Finished 4th on the team in goals which led all team defensemen (11)â€¦4th on the team in points (11-13=24)â€¦2010-11: Led team defensemen in points (9-12=21)... Led team in power play goals (7)...2009-10: Finished 2nd on the team amongst freshmen in points (2-7=9). PERSONAL: â€œTennyâ€ or â€œRoyalâ€ lists these favorites: Sushi (food); Golf (offseason activity); Play golf, watch football (sports besides hockey); Tiger Woods (athlete); Green Street Hooligans (movie); Entourage and Game of Thrones (TV shows); Luke Bryan, Kings of Leon and Lil Wayne (bands); Mizu Sushi (restaurant); Nicklas Lidstrom (hockey idol); Winning the CCHA Championship and playing in his first NHL game (hockey moments); Phoenix (road city); Detroit Red Wings (non-Shark jersey)â€¦Has the hidden talent of being an excellent cook, specifically grillingâ€¦His first job was bagging groceries at the age of 14â€¦He would be a businessman if he wasnâ€™t playing hockey professionallyâ€¦Says Matthew McConaughey would be the actor to star in a movie about his lifeâ€¦Canâ€™t live without his iPhoneâ€¦Biggest influence on his hockey career was his parentsâ€¦Says the most exciting player to watch in the NHL is Sidney Crosbyâ€¦Names Carl Hagelin the fastest skater in the NHLâ€¦Thinks Niklas Kronwall is the hardest hitter in the NHLâ€¦ Says that teammate Patrick Marleau would make the best coach and is the teammate who is consistently in the best shapeâ€¦ Favorite restaurant in his hometown of Pleasanton, CA is Fiesta Taco.