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Rangers sign Kyle Jean

This news broke yesterday, but it’s now official that the Rangers have signed prospect Kyle Jean. Jean was a non-roster invitee to the Rangers development camp, and clearly impressed the organization with the way he played in camp.

The 22-year old forward played the last two seasons with Lake Superior State in the CCHA, where he put together a total line of 13-25-36 in 77 games played. Prior to his college stint, Jean played in the NAHL for three seasons, where he put together a total line of 44-36-80 in 136 games.

Jean likely won’t make an NHL impact for a few years, but this is a key depth signing for the CT Whale, who were losing five forwards to free agency.

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  • Any reports on what type of player he is? Is he going to go to the OHL or WHL or straight to the Whale?

    • Hey played for the LSSU Lakers, the plan apparently is to get him right into the ECHL Or right to the whale

  • Kyle Jean is a 6’4 212 power forward type. You can see him numerous times on the Rangers web site. Under prospect camp highlights. Hwears the number 53

  • Saw this kid every day at camp last week, liked him. He’s big but he can skate, quick acceleration & strong on his feet. Scored a couple of pretty goals with a quick release wrist shot, has a chance to become an NHL player after some time in Hartford.

  • I also hope they give Myles Bell, Brandon Devlin, Igor Goloukov and Nikita Zaytsev a chance. All of them look good.

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