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Wings Sign College UFA Ryan Kuffner

03/12/2019 at 4:29pm EDT

via TSN,

A pair of Princeton Tigers have chosen their professional paths on Tuesday.

TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie reports that defenceman Josh Teves has signed with the Vancouver Canucks, while teammate Ryan Kuffner, a forward, has signed with the Detroit Red Wings.

Kuffner, 22, also just completed his senior year.

An Ottawa native, Kuffner had 22 goals and 22 assists this season in 31 games.

Kuffner potted 65 goals over four seasons with the Tigers.

On a personal note if you missed my post on KK Hockey today, I am having an issue with my meds.

They were supposed to be delivered on Saturday, now pushed back until Thursday but a local pharmacist was kind enough to give me enough for the next two days.

They will be ready around 5pm today so hopefully I can get back to work tonight. Right now, struggling.

added 4:59pm, Press release is below.

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today signed forward Ryan Kuffner to a two-year entry-level contract.

Kuffner, 22, has spent the last four seasons at Princeton University, where he totaled 75 goals in 132 games to become the university's all-time leading goal scorer. During his senior campaign in 2018-19, Kuffner's 22 goals led the ECAC and was fourth in the nation. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound forward also led the nation this season in points-per-game (1.419). During his junior year, Kuffner paced Princeton with 29 goals and was second on the team in scoring with 52 points en route to being named a Second-Team All-American and helping the Tigers to an ECAC Tournament Championship and an automatic berth into the NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. In all, Kuffner recorded 152 points (75-77-152) in 132 games with Princeton. He was also a member of the ECAC All-Academic Team in each of his first three seasons (2015-18), with awards for this season to be announced in the coming weeks.

Prior to his collegiate career, Kuffner played parts of three seasons (2013-15) for the Gloucester Rangers of the Central Canada Hockey League. With Gloucester, Kuffner totaled 115 points (55-60-115) in 101 games. The Ottawa, Ontario native also represented Team Canada at the 2015 World Junior A Challenge in Cobourg & Whitby, Ontario. Additionally, his great uncle, Edwin Gorman, played parts of four seasons in the NHL and won a Stanley Cup with the Ottawa Senators (1926-27).

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