HARTFORD, September 17, 2012: Connecticut Whale general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the team has re-signed forward Kelsey Tessier to an American Hockey League contract.
Tessier, a 5-9, 177-pound third-year pro, appeared in 75 games with the Whale last season, notching 12 goals and 18 assists for 30 points, along with 20 penalty minutes and a +3 rating. He also scored one goal and added four assists for five points in nine playoff games, which was good for a tie for second on the Whale team in assists and third in points.
In his rookie season with the Whale, 2010-11, Tessier chipped in 10 goals and 18 assists for 28 points, and served 19 PIM, in 75 games. A fourth-round draft pick of the Colorado Avalanche in 2008, Tessier originally joined the Whale on an AHL contract in September of 2010, after a four-year career in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
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