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Czuczman Leaves Lake Superior State to Sign with Islanders

CHN Staff Report

With Lake Superior State's season over, junior defenseman Kevin Czuczman became the first college player this year to leave school early for an NHL deal. He signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the New York Islanders today.

Czuczman, a CCHA all-rookie team honorable mention in 2012, had 10 goals and 21 points this season in 36 games for the Lakers.

Czuczman, 23, will report directly to the Islanders.

Czuczman, a Port Elgin, Ontario, native, led all WCHA defenseman in points this season. He was also fourth overall on the team, and led the club in penalty minutes (73).

In 114 career games with the Lakers, the 6-foot-3, 205-pound defenseman had 14 goals and 31 assists for 45 points.

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