Kennedy earns AHL Player of the Week honors

From the AHL:
The American Hockey League announced today that Portland Pirates left wing Tim Kennedy has been named the Reebok/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Feb. 15, 2009. In four games, Kennedy scored five goals and added five assists for 10 points and recorded a plus-5 rating as the Pirates went 2-0-0-2. Kennedy began the week by tallying a goal and an assist in Portland's 4-3 shootout loss to Albany at the HSBC Arena in Buffalo on Tuesday night. He registered an assist in Friday's 2-1 win over Worcester, and then set a personal best with four points (one goal, three assists) in the Pirates' 6-5 come-from-behind shootout loss vs. Providence on Saturday. Kennedy capped the week with his first professional hat trick, scoring three times in a 7-6 shootout win at Lowell on Sunday. In recognition of his achievement, Kennedy will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Pirates home game. Kennedy has totaled 12 goals and 33 assists for 45 points in 49 games for Portland this season and is currently the top-scoring rookie in the AHL. The 22-year-old native of Buffalo, N.Y., has also appeared in one NHL game this season, making his big-league debut for his hometown Sabres on Dec. 27, 2008. Kennedy was originally drafted by the Washington Capitals in 2005 and spent three years at Michigan State, helping the Spartans to an NCAA championship in 2007.
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Tuesday, February 17, 2009 ×

Do you think this earns him a callup before Goose returns? Nothing against Gerbe but we're in a playoff push, and I think it takes some getting use to playing on a line w/ him because you gotta be ready to either pick up his rebound or accept his pass right away; mainly because of his size I think he doesn't hang on to the puck for very long. I know how much Lindy loves guys that can play 2-way hockey, and I think unlike Paille and Hecht, Kennedy's offensive ability does exceed his defensive ability.

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Friday, February 20, 2009 ×

I see Gerbe taking a little while longer to make it in the nhl then Kennedy. Kennedy should of be called up instead of Gerbe.

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Friday, February 20, 2009 ×

Don't forget, Kennedy only signed a two year deal, so this is gonna be a big reason why see him on the team next year aside from his ability.

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