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Forbes Kennedy
Forbes Kennedy
Center
Number: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 150
Shoots: Left
Born: Aug 18, 1935
Birthplace: Dorchester, NB, Canada
Acquired: Traded to Detroit by Chicago with Johnny Wilson, Hank Bassen and Bill Preston for Ted Lindsay and Glenn Hall on July 23, 1957.
Forbes Kennedy was a consistent checker and penalty killer in an NHL career that lasted over 600 games. He never scored more than thirty points in a season but was known as a relentless competitor who would not back down from anyone even though he was only 5'8". The only thing he never overcame in his career was a fear of mice, a fact that was exploited by many teammates over the years.

Born in New Brunswick, Kennedy was raised on Prince Edward Island. He was a solid performer for Halifax St. Mary's of the Nova Scotia junior league in 1952-53 before playing two years with the Montreal Junior Canadiens. On May 24, 1956, he was traded by the Montreal Canadiens to the weak Chicago Black Hawks, a move that gave Kennedy a better shot at reaching the NHL.

He made his NHL debut with the Chicago Black Hawks in 1956-57 and centred a useful checking line with Hec Lalande and Harry Watson. In July 1957 he was part of the package sent to Detroit in the mean-spirited trade that brought Ted Lindsay to Chicago. He played two full seasons for the Wings but soon found himself spending more time in the minors.

Kennedy received a new lease on life when he was traded to the woeful Boston Bruins in December 1962. He spent four years in Boston before the Bruins started to improve their depth at forward. Kennedy spent the 1966-67 season with the old Califiornia Seals of the WHL before being selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the Expansion Draft. He spent nearly two full years as a checker for the young club then was traded to Toronto where he played his last 13 NHL games in 1968-69. After one last season of minor pro in 1969-70 he went nabk to Halifax to coach the junior Canadians of the NSJHL. He later moved back to PEI to coach a junior club in Charlottetown.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
P. Datsyuk 66 16 33 7 49
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80