The Winnipeg Jets have signed Kyle Connor to a three-year, two-way NHL entry-level contract beginning in 2016-17.
The contract, worth an average $1.77 million annually, will see the 19-year-old 2015 first-round pick leave the University of Michigan. During his freshman year, Connor amassed an NCAA-leading 71 points (35G, 36A) in 38 games.
He finished the season on a 27-game point streak leading the Wolverines to a Big Ten Championship.
The Jets selected the Shelby Township, Mich. native 17th overall at the 2015 NHL Draft in Sunrise, Fla. after playing for the USHL’s Youngstown Phantoms.