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Trade: Sharks acquire Kennedy from Penguins

Tyler Kennedy

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Tyler Kennedy talks with reporters before cleaning out his locker at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh Sunday, June 9, 2013. The Boston Bruins swept the Penguins in four games in the Eastern Conference Stanley Cup hockey finals. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)


The Penguins have found a way into the second-round of the draft.

Pittsburgh has dealt forward Tyler Kennedy to the San Jose Sharks for their second-round pick in this year’s draft. Kennedy heads to the Sharks as a restricted free agent in need of a new contract. He’s coming off a two-year contract that paid him $2 million per year.

The Penguins headed into this year’s draft without a first or second-round pick. Now they’ve got the 50th overall selection today.

For what it’s worth, Sharks GM Doug Wilson likes Kennedy’s game.

“Tyler is a highly-competitive forward who plays with speed and has a history of scoring big goals,” said Wilson. “He has played in a lot of playoff games over the last past five seasons, won a Stanley Cup and we think he fits in perfectly with our group and how we want to play the game.”

Kennedy should give the Sharks a bit better depth up front, something they lacked last season.