Prior to the start of the NHL Draft, the San Jose Sharks have traded one of their 2nd round picks in exchange for Tyler Kennedy of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
As stated, the trade actually took place prior to the draft, and is a great one for the Sharks. He adds depth to a depleted and aging set of forwards, although he has struggled as of late for the Penguins. Perhaps a change of scenery will do him some good.
Keep in mind, the Sharks still have two more second round picks besides their own because of trades for Ryane Clowe and Douglas Murray this season, so San Jose definitely had some flexibility there.
They do have their 1st round pick (20th overall) as well, which will help continue to add to an emerging young core. Kennedy fits into that puzzle perfectly.
Last season for the Penguins the 26 year old Tyler Kennedy scored six goals and added five assists for 11 total points in 46 games, as well as a -6 rating.
He has had three 30+ point seasons for the Penguins, with his high at 45 points in 2010-2011 season, so no doubt that is what the Sharks will be looking for out of him next season.
He was originally drafted in the 4th round of the 2004 NHL entry draft.