The locker room leader of the Oshawa Generals has inked a professional deal.
Kyle MacLean has signed a one-year AHL contract with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
“He is the hardest working guy on and off the ice, he never quits, he plays for his teammates before himself and will put his individual success aside for a team win,” said Generals coach Greg Walters on MacLean’s play. “When we as a coaching staff go into the room with a message, he is always one of the guys following what we are saying and leading by example.”
Drafted in the fourth round, 78th overall in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection, MacLean just completed his fourth season with Oshawa, where he has spent his entire Ontario Hockey League career.
This past year, he had his most successful season on record by more than doubling his point totals, reaching the 60-point mark, by notching 18 goals and 42 assists.
In mid-January, he was named captain of the Generals, leading the team to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2015.
MacLean was also the Heart of a General Award winner the last two seasons for demonstrating leadership on and off the ice and for displaying significant sportsmanship.
Before signing with the Sound Tigers, he previously attended the New York Islanders rookie and main camp in 2018.