YOUNGSTOWN, OH (WKBN)-Former Youngstown Phantoms forward Kyle Connor has agreed to terms with the Winnipeg Jets on a three-year deal with $1.755 million per year.
The Jets took Connor in the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft.
Connor just wrapped up his freshman season at Michigan where he led the NCAA in scoring with 71 points in 38 games. It was the 2nd-most points scored by a freshman all-time behind Paul Kariya’s 100 in 1992-1993. Connor’s 35 goals were also the most by a true freshman since Thomas Vanek in 2002.
The incredible freshman campaign earned Connor Big 10 Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year honors from the conference.
The 19-year-old spent three seasons in Youngstown and led the USHL in scoring in 2014-2015 and was named the Top Forward of the Year in the league.
Connor will likely take part in the Jets developmental camp this summer before trying to make the team next season.