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Lake Superior State defender Czuczman forgoes senior year for Islanders’ deal

The New York Islanders announced Tuesday that Lake Superior State junior defenseman Kevin Czuczman has agreed to a two-year, entry-level contract and will report directly to the Islanders.

Czuczman posted career highs in goals (10) and points (21) in 36 games in his junior season at LSSU in 2013-14 and his 10 goals led all WCHA defensemen and are currently second in the nation for all blueliners.

In 114 career games with the Lakers, the 23-year-old Czuczman registered 14 goals and 31 assists for 45 points. He was named LSSU’s most valuable defenseman in 2012-13 and was named the team’s top freshman in 2011-12.


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  • Eric Watson

    Congratulations on not finishing a free college education. Way to bail on your team.

    • dking

      The coach was also let go, and the players for Canada usually leave early once they are offered a NAHL contrack

      • Eric Watson

        Thank goodness

    • Lakers Fan

      Czuczman will get his degree this spring as he accelerated his studies to do so. He was already leaving after this season. Thanks for the comment though Mr. Watson…

      • Eric Watson

        You’re welcome

  • jdhockeyboyz

    I guess someone had to be the first early departure.

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