Former Buffalo Sabres forward and Western New York native Tim Kennedy is coming home -- sort of. Over the weekend Kennedy, who began the year playing professional hockey in Sweden, was transferred to the Rochester Americans, the Sabres American Hockey League affiliate.
"We signed Tim to an American Hockey League contract to join the Rochester Americans," Buffalo Sabres General Manager Tim Murray said. "The signing triggered the AHL waiver process and Tim was initially claimed by Charlotte. Charlotte has since transferred his contract back to our organization. We’re are happy to have Tim join the Amerks and look forward to his contributions this season.”
Kennedy, 30, played 162 NHL games before heading oversees, suiting up with the Sabres, Florida Panthers, San Jose Sharks and Arizona (formerly Phoenix) Coyotes. In his NHL career Kennedy scored 15 goals, 24 assists and registered 39 points.
The Buffalo native played college hockey for Michigan State and was drafted by the Washington Capitals in 2005.