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Grand Rapids Griffins sign Kevin Tansey

From the Grand Rapids Griffins:

GRIFFINS SIGN KEVIN TANSEY

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Grand Rapids Griffins on Thursday signed defenseman Kevin Tansey to a one-year contract.

Tansey, 24, split the 2016-17 season, his first full campaign, between the Chicago Wolves and the ECHL’s Missouri Mavericks. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound blueliner contributed three points (1-2—3), a plus-three rating and 21 penalty minutes in 19 regular season games with the Wolves and made his Calder Cup Playoff debut, skating in two games. A 2017 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic participant, Tansey played in 44 games with the Mavericks and led all team defensemen with 13 goals while placing second among team blueliners with 31 points (13-18—31).

Tansey made his AHL debut with the Binghamton Senators at end of the 2015-16 season after completing a four-year career at Clarkson University (ECAC). Tansey totaled nine PIM in 11 contests with the Senators.

Prior to turning pro, the Hammond, Ontario, native appeared in 151 career games – one off the school’s all-time mark – with the Clarkson Golden Knights from 2011-16 and tallied 34 points (12-22—34) and 122 PIM. Tansey was named to the 2013-14 ECAC All-Academic Team and was nominated for the 2016 Hockey Humanitarian Award.

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damndog's avatar

“6-foot-4, 220!”
You should be able to knock down some bowling pins!

Posted by damndog from The Eastside of Detroit on 08/10/17 at 10:11 PM ET

damndog's avatar

*he should.
Damn auto correct

Posted by damndog from The Eastside of Detroit on 08/10/17 at 10:11 PM ET

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