(born February 7, 1985) is an American
professional ice hockey
player. Hennessy is currently a member of the Boston Bruins
organization. Hennessy most recently played for HC Lugano
in 2010/11 and previously for the Ottawa Senators
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 Quebec 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. He was then drafted by the NHL
's San Jose Sharks
43rd overall in 2003 NHL Entry Draft
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... Read More