August 2, 2012

Report: Hennessy heading to KHL

By Jesse Connolly

After one year in the Bruins' organization, Josh Hennessy is reportedly departing North America once again. 

Finnish writer Matias Strozyk tweeted earlier today that the Rockland, Mass., native has signed a one-year deal with Vityaz Chekov of the KHL. 

Hennessy, 27, appeared in three games for Boston in 2011-12 after signing a one-year deal with the team last summer. He did not pick up a point, had two penalty minutes and was plus-1 during his stint with the big club.

A second-round pick of the Sharks back in 2003, Hennessy put up big numbers for the Senators' farm team in Binghamton but could never nail down a spot in Ottawa's lineup. He left to go play for Lugano in the Swiss-A league in 2010-11 before returning to North America.

In 2011-12, he ranked second on the P-Bruins in both goals (19) and points (41), appearing in 69 games for the club. 

Hennessy made $200,000 at the AHL level and $600,000 at the NHL level during his one-year deal with Boston. The details of his one-year contract with Vityaz Chekov are unknown.

Vityaz Chekov was the worst team in the KHL last season, as they finished 2011-12 with 44 points in 54 games.

Jesse Connolly can be reached at jconnolly@hockeyjournal.com. Follow him on Twitter at @JesseNEHJ.