Another round, another big guy.
The Canes made forward Matt Kennedy their fifth-round pick and the 131st overall selection. Kennedy, 6-3 and 203 pounds, was the team MVP for the Guelph Storm (OHL) last year with 33 goals and 40 assists in 67 games.
Kennedy, 20, also signed a tryout deal and played 4 games for the Syracuse Crunch (AHL) after the OHL season. He was described as a tough, gritty grinder.
Kennedy, from Richmond Hill, Ontario, was passed over in his first two years of draft eligibility and was draft-eligible for the final time in 2009.
Richmond Hill, Guelph. Sound familiar? Former Canes forward Jeff O'Neill had the same background.