Ferris State captain Schempp skips senior season to ink with Islanders

Ferris State captain Kyle Schempp (middle) leaves the team after compiling 66 points in 121 games over three seasons with the Bulldogs (photo: Ryan Coleman/d3photography.com).

The New York Islanders announced Tuesday that Ferris State junior forward Kyle Schempp has agreed to a two-year, entry-level contract.

Schempp will join the AHL’s Bridgeport Sound Tigers on an amateur tryout contract for the remainder of the 2015-16 season.

Schempp recorded nine goals and 16 assists in 41 games as a junior this year with the Bulldogs and posted 66 points (29 goals, 37 assists) in 121 games during his NCAA career. He captained Ferris State to a WCHA championship and NCAA Tournament appearance this season.

Selected by the Islanders in the sixth round (155th overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft, Schempp has been named to the WCHA All-Academic Team the past two seasons and was a member of the 2013-14 WCHA All-Rookie Team.

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