Undrafted Jean turns pro with Rangers
Player who turned heads at Development Camp now part of organization
• Jean Impresses at Training Center
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New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with free agent forward Kyle Jean.
Jean, 22, skated in 39 games with the Lake Superior State University Lakers of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) last season, registering 12 goals and 12 assists for 24 points, along with 54 penalty minutes. He established career-highs in games played, goals, points, and penalty minutes.
Jean ranked second on the Lakers in goals, fourth in points, sixth in assists, and second in penalty minutes. He also led the team in shots on goal (107), tied for second in plus-minus rating (plus-3) and fifth in power play goals (two).
|Forward Kyle Jean was one of the true standouts of the Rangers' 2012 Prospect Development Camp.|
In addition, Jean tied for 12th in the CCHA with 10 goals scored in conference play.
The 6-4, 215-pounder skated in 77 career games in his two-year collegiate career with Lake Superior State University, registering 13 goals and 25 assists for 38 points, along with 99 penalty minutes.
In 2010-11, Jean led all LSSU rookies with a career-high, 13 assists. He also led LSSU freshmen and tied for 14th in the CCHA among first-year players in scoring with 14 points, and ranked second on the team overall with a plus-two rating.
Jean recorded his first collegiate multi-point effort with two assists in a 4-3 victory at Notre Dame in the second round of the CCHA Playoffs that season. He tallied his first collegiate point with an assist on the game-winning goal on October 22, 2010, against Colgate, and notched his first career goal on November 6, 2010, against Northern Michigan.
The Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan recently participated in the Rangers Prospect Development Camp from June 25-29.