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Michigan Hockey: Kyle Connor Signs with Winnipeg Jets

Another star is on his way out of the door from Ann Arbor.

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The exodus continues.

Freshman star forward and Hobey Baker Award finalist Kyle Connor announced on Monday that he is forgoing his final three years of college eligibility and has signed with the Winnipeg Jets of the NHL.

The Jets drafted Connor with the 17th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. He led the nation in goals with 35 and total points with 71 as a freshman this past season in Ann Arbor playing for Red Berenson's Wolverines.

He received no shortage of accolades for his on-ice play this season, being named to the All-Big Ten First Team and Freshman team. He was also the Big Ten's Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year, along with the NCAA National Rookie of the Year.