’Dogs gives hometown player Tenute a tryout

Joey Tenute (Photo: TheAHL.com)

Joey Tenute (Photo: TheAHL.com)

Hamilton Bulldogs have signed forward Joey Tenute to a Professional Try-Out Contract with the American Hockey League team.

Tenute, 29, played 32 regular season games last season for Klagenfurt AC of the Austrian League where he had 23 points (7 goals, 16 assists) and 16 penalty minutes. He also played 18 regular season games for Tappara Tampere of the SM-Liiga posting seven points (2 goals, 5 assists) and eight penalty minutes.

From 2008-12, Tenute played in Europe with Jokerit Helsinki, Frankfurt Lions, Hamburg Freezers, Tappara, and Klagenfurt.

In 207 regular season AHL games from 2005-08, the 5’9”, 190-pound forward registered 166 points (69 goals, 97 assists) and 190 penalty minutes for the Hershey Bears and San Antonio Rampage. Prior to turning professional, the native of Hamilton played four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League from 2000-04 posting 271 points (95 goals, 176 assists), a plus-55 rating and 259 penalty minutes in 253 regular season games for the Barrie Colts and Sarnia Sting.

Tenute was originally selected by the New Jersey Devils in the eighth round, 261st overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.