Michigan star Kyle Connor turns pro

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Freshman phenom Kyle Connor is going pro. The 19-year-old Hokey Baker finalist tweeted the news this morning, with a picture of him signing his first pro contract with the Winnipeg Jets.

Connor was drafted 17th overall by the Jets last summer. He then proceeded to rack up 71 points in 38 games for the University of Michigan.

Connor becomes just the latest Wolverine to leave school early, after Zach Werenski, Michael Downing, and Tyler Motte made the same decision.

It remains to be seen where Connor will start next season. He’s eligible to go to the AHL.

Related: Harvard product Jimmy Vesey claims 2016 Hobey Baker Award