Winnipeg Jets Sign Michigan Star Kyle Connor
Michigan forward Kyle Connor (18) tries to position himself for a wraparound shot on Minnesota goalie Eric Schierhorn (37) during the Big Ten men’s hockey tournament championship game in St. Paul, Minn., on March 19, 2016. The Winnipeg Jets have signed forward Kyle Connor to a three-year, two-way entry-level contract with an average annual value of US$1.775 million.The 19-year-old Connor had an NCAA-leading 71 points (35 goals, 36 assists) in 38 games last season as a freshman at the University of Michigan. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP – Star Tribune, Aaron Lavinsky)
Kyle Connor signs his Winnipeg Jets contract as posted on Monday morning on Twitter.
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.