Canadiens acquire defenceman T.J. Kemp from Penguins Staff

1/6/2009 1:52:00 PM

The Montreal Canadiens have acquired defenceman T.J. Kemp from the Pittsburgh Penguins in return for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Kemp will join the AHL's Hamilton Bulldogs.

Kemp, 27, scored nine points, served 22 penalty minutes and posted a plus-5 rating in 22 games this season with the AHL's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Since 2005-06, the blueliner registered 93 points with 126 penalty minutes in 174 career regular season games in the AHL.

A native a Pickering, Ontario, Kemp was a member of the Canadian AHL All-Stars at the 2007 AHL All-Star Game.