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Tennyson leaves Western Michigan to sign with San Jose

Western Michigan junior defenseman Matt Tennyson will forgo his senior season in Kalamazoo after signing an entry-level contract with the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday.

“We are very excited to add a player of Matt’s caliber to our organization,” said San Jose GM Doug Wilson in a statement. “To have Matt become a Shark after playing for the Jr. Sharks program is very special to this organization and it speaks volumes for the work that Jon Gustafson and his staff do to make the Jr. Sharks an elite program.”

Tennyson, a Pleasanton, Calif., native, was named Second Team All-CCHA this season and was a finalist for the CCHA’s best offensive defenseman award. He also became the first WMU defenseman since the 2001-02 season to score 10 goals in a season after netting a goal and adding an assist in a 5-2 win over Lake Superior State on March 10.

For his career, Tennyson scored 22 goals among 54 points in 117 games for the Broncos.


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