Kennedy added to D-core

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The Genting Casino Coventry Blaze are pleased to confirm the signing of American defenceman Mike Kennedy.

Kennedy, 23, will turn pro with the Blaze in 2024/25 and join Princeton University teammate Nick Seitz on the roster.

Over the past four seasons at the NCAA level, hard-working Kennedy contributed 13 points (five goals, eight assists) in 76 games.

Prior to his collegiate career, Kennedy spent a year in the BCHL with the Nanaimo Clippers where he helped the Clippers to an Island Division title.

Kennedy chipped in with 12 points (two goals, ten assists) that season and added a further assist in four post-season appearances.

Kennedy, who has a right shot and stands at 6’1 tall, was a standout at Northfield Mount Hermon School where he graduated as the school’s all-time leading scorer for a defenceman.

Blaze coach Kevin Moore said, “Mike is a defenceman with great habits, fundamentals, and character. His hard-nosed game is perfect for our league, and he will add smarts and determination to our penalty kill.”