Originally posted on Sox and Dawgs  |  Last updated 9/17/12

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.

The Whale open their 2012-13 season Friday, October 12 at the XL Center, with a 7:30 PM battle against their in-state rivals the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.  At that game, all fans can purchase tickets at the special price of $12 each, and that night will also kick off the Whale’s new Friday night $1 hot dogs and $2 beers promotion.

Tickets for that game, and all Whale regular season home games at the XL Center, are on sale now at the Public Power Ticket Office at the XL Center, through TicketMaster Charge-by-Phone at 1-800-745-3000 and on-line at www.ticketmaster.com.

Season tickets for the Whale’s 2012-13 AHL season are also available. For information on season seats, and all of the Whale’s many ticketing options, visit www.ctwhale.com, or call the CT Whale ticket office at (860) 548-2000 to talk with an account executive today.

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