College Hockey:
Jean forgoes junior, senior seasons at Lake Superior for Rangers deal

Lake Superior State forward Kyle Jean has opted to forgo his final two years of eligibility and signed a professional contract Wednesday with the New York Rangers.

Undrafted by an NHL team, Jean attended the Rangers’ development camp from June 25-29 and scored a goal in all four scrimmages.

Jean recorded 12 goals and 12 assists in 39 games with the Lakers in 2011-12 and during two collegiate seasons, he compiled 13 goals and 38 points.

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  • LakerProud

    Why would a kid give up two years of playing at the Taffy Abel ice rink for Madison Square Gardens. Come on why would a kid give up some fun college hockey games for NHL money.

    He is going to miss Senior night.
    He going to miss the ringing of the bell as LSSU sweeps Michigan .He is going to miss winning the Father Cappo Cup.
    He is going to miss the last season of the CCHA.
    He is going to miss the road trip to Houghton to play MTU.
    He is going to miss graduation.

    Anyways make the Lakers proud.

  • Bar Down

    Haha, I now know why he is leaving. But seriously, who is this guy? He will rot in the ECHL. His college numbers were sub par.

  • Truth Squad

    This just further solidifies the Lakers will finish 11th place and have another early playoff exit.

  • Lone Ranger

    Other than hurting Dylan McIlraith what has this kid done? His stats aren’t any good

  • Hey, you never know. Dustin Penner was one camp away from being a gas station attendant and now he’s on the Stanley Cup.

    • Fan Man

      No Doubt! Penner also played for a team in Bottineau, ND before joining Maine. A team in the NJCAA or something… Just goes to show, never count someone out!

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