LSSU forward Kyle Jean signs with New York Rangers
Jul 05, 2012
SAULT STE. MARIE - Lake Superior State junior forward Kyle Jean
opted to forego his final two years of collegiate eligibility and
signed a professional contract today with the New York
Jean, a 6-4, 212-pound forward from Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.,
attended the Rangers' Development Camp held June
25-29 and made a good impression, scoring a goal
in all four scrimmages, according to "The Blueshirt Beat"
reporter Jim Cerny.
"This is new experience for me
and I'm just trying to take it all in," Jean told
Cerny. "This game is different from college hockey because
college hockey is more run-and-gun. Here you have to make more
smart plays, and I like that. My approach has been to come in and
be a big sponge and learn as much as I can. Other than that I am
just taking it day by day."
New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather
announced that the club has agreed to terms with Jean, a free
agent, who was also invited to an upcoming Buffalo
Jean totaled 12 goals and 12 assists in 39 games with the Lakers
in 2011-12. He was second on the team in goals scored and fourth in
points. During two collegiate seasons he compiled 13-25--38.