Monday, July 2, 2012

ALUMNI UPDATE: Nashville Signs Henderson

The Nashville Predators have signed former Varsity Red Kevin Henderson to a one year, two-way contract the team reported yesterday. It is worth a reported $550 000 at the NHL level and $50 000 at the AHL level.

The 25 year old native of Toronto played three seasons with the Kitchener Rangers of the OHL before spending two seasons at UNB. Henderson registered 15 points (5 goals, 10 assists) in his first campaign as a V-Red before exploding for 19 goals and 31 assists in 2008-2009, helping the Varsity Reds capture their third University Cup. He then began his professional career by signing with the San Jose organization, where he played two seasons with their AHL affiliate in Worcester, scoring 36 points (10 goals, 26 assists) in 137 games. This past year he played two games with the Predator's ECHL's affiliate, the Cincinnati Cyclones, before being loaned to the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL, where he put up 11 points (4 goals, 7 assists) in 30 games. He also appeared in all three of the team's playoff games, going scoreless.