Position Center
Shoots Left
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
190 lb (86 kg/13 st 8 lb)
NHL Team Ottawa Senators
Nationality 22x20px United States
Born February 5, 1985 (1985-02-05) (age 32),
Brockton, MA, U.S.
NHL Draft 43rd overall, 2003
San Jose Sharks
Pro career 2005 – present

</div></div> Josh Hennessy (born February 7, 1985, in Brockton, MA, U.S.) is an ice hockey player. He was drafted by the NHL's San Jose Sharks 43rd overall in 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He was traded to the Ottawa Senators in a three-way deal involving the Chicago Blackhawks on July 9, 2006.

Playing careerEdit


Hennessy was drafted 17th overall by the Quebec Remparts at the 2001 QMJHL draft. He finished the 2001-02 season with 40 points, good for the 6th in scoring on his team.

Hailing from New England, Hennessy did not speak French when he arrived. However, during his first year, he made an effort to learn which started to put him in a leadership role. The team rewarded his efforts by giving him the assistant captain's role in his second year with the team. That season Hennessy and his team qualified for the 2003 Memorial Cup but Quebec was eliminated at the after round-robin tournament losing all three games.

During his third year, Hennessy, now fluent in French, was named the captain of the Québec Remparts. That year Hennessy scored well and put up a decent amount of points. However, an injury ended his season and knocked him out of the playoffs.

In the 2004-05 season, coaching staff had high hopes for him and his development. Hennessey recorded approximately the same numbers for the third straight year, but ended up first in team scoring that season. Expectations were higher, especially since he was playing with top prospect, Alexander Radulov.

Josh Hennessy is one of the reasons why so many New England hockey players such as Joey Ryan, Andrew Andricopoulos and Jordan LaVallee joined the Québec Remparts the following years.


Hennessy started his pro career with the San Jose Sharks' farm team the Cleveland Barons in 2005-06. He led the Barons in goals (24) and assists (39) for 63 points in 80 games. He was one of only two players on the team to play in every regular-season game. Hennessy holds the franchise records for both goals and points in a season by a rookie and was named the Barons Rookie of the Year for the 2005-06 season.

Hennessy was traded to the Ottawa Senators via the Chicago Blackhawks July 9, 2006 in a three-way deal with Chicago and San Jose. Ottawa traded Bryan Smolinski and Martin Havlat to Chicago who sent Mark Bell to San Jose while sending Michal Barinka and a 2008 2nd round pick to Ottawa. San Jose also sent Tom Preissing to Ottawa with Hennessy.

Hennessy's 2006-2007 season has been spent with the AHL's Binghamton Senators.

After his second call up from the Senators, Hennessy scored his first NHL goal on January 7, 2007 against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Personal lifeEdit



Player of the weekEdit

Player of the monthEdit

  • December 2003



Player of the monthEdit

  • December 2003


Cleveland Barons Rookie of the YearEdit

  • 2005-06

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000-01 Milton Academy USHS 28 30 30 60 20 -- -- -- -- --
2001-02 Québec Remparts QMJHL 70 20 20 40 24 9 3 9 12 8
2002-03 Québec Remparts QMJHL 72 33 51 84 44 11 6 9 15 10
2003-04 Québec Remparts QMJHL 59 40 42 82 55 -- -- -- -- --
2004-05 Québec Remparts QMJHL 68 35 50 85 39 13 2 9 11 6
2005-06 Cleveland Barons AHL 80 24 39 63 60 13 2 9 11 6
2006-07 Ottawa Senators NHL 10 1 0 1 4 -- -- -- -- --
2006-07 Binghamton Senators AHL 71 26 28 54 52 -- -- -- -- --
QMJHL Totals 269 128 163 291 162 24 8 18 26 16
AHL Totals 156 51 69 120 114 -- -- -- -- --

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

fr:Josh Hennessy ru:Хеннеси, Джошуа

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