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Tennyson Leaves WMU, Signs With Sharks

CHN Staff Report

Free agent defenseman Matt Tennyson is giving up his final year at Western Michigan after signing a deal with the NHL's San Jose Sharks today.

He becomes the 15th early departure this year, before the Frozen Four has even taken place, and the sixth free agent, joining Minnesota-Duluth's J.T. Brown today.

Another highly-sought-after free agent defenseman, sophomore Dan DeKeyser, had earlier this week announced his intentions to return to Western Michigan, giving the Broncos hopes of returning its entire back line from a team that won the CCHA Tournament and went to the NCAAs. The unit includes NHL Draft picks Luke Witkowski and Garrett Haar.

Tennyson, 21, from Pleasanton, Calif., had 11 goals and 24 points this season in 41 games. For his three years in Kalamazoo, Tennyson has 22 goals and 54 points in 117 games.

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