Growing up in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Tyler was skating soon after he learned to walk.
He enjoyed the outdoors and was always on the frozen track skating laps, stick handling, and teaching himself new moves.
Hockey was a natural fit for Tyler. He always had a drive inside of him and wanted to get better than his peers.
"I want to work harder than anyone else to perfect my game," says Kennedy.
As a teenager, Tyler made and was Captain of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL team.
Then at just 20 years old, he moved to Wilkes Barre, PA, after being drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2004.
He spent six years in Pittsburgh and played a significant part in Game 6 of the 2009 Stanley Cup Championship, leading the team to victory. He went on to play in San Jose, Long Island, & New Jersey.
Kennedy, unfortunately, battled a few injuries during his last few years and
was forced to retire.
With nine years and over 500 games played in the NHL, Tyler is passionate about sharing his love for hockey and helping kids learn as he did.
His days are now full of being a teacher of the game and a husband and father.
His wife Brandi, daughter Cookie, and two sons, TK and Ozzy, have made a home in Pittsburgh, and his love for hockey fits perfectly in the City of Champions.