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2015-16 Sharks Season in Review: Matt Tennyson

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Finishing up with the now ex-San Jose Shark

Columbus Blue Jackets v San Jose Sharks Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

We close our Season in Review series with another play who will not be a San Jose Shark next season. Matt Tennyson signed a two-way deal with the Carolina Hurricanes earlier this month. He played in 29 games and tallied four points for the Sharks and he closes his career with San Jose with 60 games played over three seasons.

Tennyson filled in for injured Sharks this season but found himself down the depth chart as Dylan DeMelo found a bit of success at the NHL level. Had he stuck around, he would have been the Sharks’ eighth or ninth defender.

He didn’t offer much in the way of scoring and his possession numbers were anything but spectacular, but perhaps Tennyson will find a fit with a team that isn’t quite as deep defensively.

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading our seasons in review! You can see all of them by clicking the link at the top left of this post or by clicking here. We’ll be starting our 25 under 25 series on Thursday.

2015-16 Sharks 5v5 Forward Usage Chart (via Corsica Hockey):

Term definitions:

ZSR: Zone Start Ratio; The percentage of non-neutral zone starts that are offensive zone starts (OZS/(OZS + DZS))

TOI.QoT: Time On Ice Quality of Teammates; The weighted average TOI% of a player’s teammates

Rel.CF%: Individual corsi-for percentage subtracted by the team’s overall corsi-for percentage.

Matt Tennyson Hero Chart (via Own The Puck):

The Highlight:

Has to be the only goal Tennyson scored this season, right?