Montreal Canadiens Acquire Defenceman T.J. Kemp From Penguins

Shaun McMahonContributor IJanuary 5, 2009

General Manager Bob Gainey has announced that the Montreal Canadiens have acquired defenceman T.J. Kemp from the Pittsburgh Penguins, in return for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Kemp will join the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs

The 27-year-old Pickering, Ontario native collected nine points (1 goal, 8 assists), served 22 penalty minutes and posted a plus-5 rating in 22 games this season with the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

Since the 05-06 season, the 5-foot-11, 197-pound blueliner registered 93 points (14 goals, 79 assists) with 126 penalty minutes in 174 career regular season games in the AHL.

Kemp was a member of the Canadian AHL All-Stars at the 2007 AHL All-Star Game.