Matt Kennedy
POSITION: Right Wing
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
BIRTHDATE: 03/04/1989
BIRTHPLACE: Richmond Hill, ON, CAN
DRAFTED: CAR: 2009-131 overall
Traded to Anaheim by Carolina with Stefan Chaput for Ryan Carter, November 23, 2010.
Appeared in his season professional season with Syracuse (AHL) in 2011-12…collected 1-5=6 points with a +5 rating and 60 PIM in 42 games…scored a season-high 1-1=2 points in 3-2 win, Jan. 14  @ Albany…split his first professional season with Charlotte (AHL) and Syracuse in 2010-11, scoring 4-10=14 points with 73 PIM in 65 games overall…began the season with Charlotte before being acquired by Anaheim and assigned to Syracuse, Nov. 23…established season highs in points (1-2=3), assists and plus/minus (+3) in a 7-3 Syracuse victory, Feb. 19 vs. Rochester…appeared in his final OHL season with Guelph and Barrie in 2009-10, recording 18-16=34 points with 33 PIM in 43 overall games…had 9-6=15 points with a +13 rating in 17 playoff games with Barrie, helping lead the club to the OHL Finals…was also named to the 2010 OHL All-Star Game, scoring a goal in the contest…appeared in his third full OHL season with Guelph in 2008-09, earning 33-40=73 points with 95 PIM in 67 games…was named team MVP after leading Guelph in goals and points and finishing tied for the team lead in assists as captain…also played four OHL Playoff games, scoring 3-2=5 points…made his AHL debut with Syracuse at the conclusion of his junior season, netting one goal in four games…scored 17-4=21 points with 99 PIM in 45 games with Guelph in 2007-08…missed more than a month of action due to a concussion…made his third consecutive trip to the OHL postseason in 2008, picking up 3-1=4 points in 10 games…appeared in his first full OHL season with Guelph in 2006-07, registering 10-12=22 points with 78 PIM in 63 games…added 1-1=2 points in four postseason games…made his OHL debut with Guelph in 2005-06, scoring one goal with 31 PIM in 13 games…also earned two assists in 13 OHL Playoff games.