Penguins bring in Kemp, Henrich

The Pittsburgh Penguins, parent club of the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, announced today the signings of defenseman T.J. Kemp and left wing Adam Henrich.

Kemp, 27, posted 46 points (8-38-46) in 73 games with the AHL’s Springfield Falcons last season. His point total was tied for third on the team, while his 38 assists placed him second on the Falcons.

A native of Pickering, Ont., Kemp has combined for 84 points (13-71-84) in 138 AHL games over the last two seasons with Manchester and Springfield. He was a member of the Canadian team at the 2007 AHL All-Star Game in Toronto.

Kemp suited up for four seasons with the Mercyhurst College Lakers (2001-02 through 2004-05), recording 100 points (32-68-100) in 133 games.

Henrich, 24, split last season between the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL) and Norfolk Admirals (AHL). He recorded 20 points (10-10-20) in 12 contests with Wheeling before joining the Admirals on Nov. 28. He went on to record 31 points (14-17-31) in 43 games with Norfolk.

A former second-round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Lightning (60th overall in 2002), the 6-4, 225 pound Henrich has combined for 69 points (27-42-69) and 230 penalty minutes in 145 career AHL games with Springfield and Norfolk.

The Thornhill, Ont., native played his junior hockey with the Brampton Battalion (OHL), combining for 194 points (98-96-194) and 339 penalty minutes in 242 games between 2000 and 2004.