Lake Superior junior-to-be Kyle Jean has opted to forgo his final two year of eligibility in order to sign a contract with the New York Rangers. Jean had been a free agent invitee to the New York Rangers prospect camp, and was scheduled to attend the Buffalo Sabres prospect camp, before the Rangers offered him a contract. Jean, a 6'4" 203 lbs. power forward, scored 12 goals and 12 assists for the Lakers this year in 39 games.
Jean joins Zach Trotman as the second player to leave Lake Superior early this summer in order to sign an NHL contract. It's a tough blow for the Lakers to lose two of the more underrated players in the CCHA, but a nice selling point for the program in the future to move two undrafted NAHL alums on to NHL contracts.