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.