Kile Signs Pro Contract with AHL's Rochester Americans
Alex Kile

March 20, 2017

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan senior forward Alex Kile has signed an American Hockey League amateur tryout contract with the Rochester Americans, the AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres, general manager Tim Murray announced today (Monday, March 20).

"I'm obviously very happy and looking forward to this opportunity," Kile said. "I'm extremely grateful, and this is something I've wanted for a long time."

A native of Troy, Michigan, Kile leaves Michigan with 80 points (40 goals, 40 assists) in 130 games. In 2015-16, Kile notched career highs in goals (16), assists (18) and points (34) and helped Michigan capture its first Big Ten Tournament championship.

"Playing at Michigan has meant everything to me," said Kile. "I've been emotionally invested the past four years, and it's tough to leave, but I'm excited for this new chapter."

This season, Kile was named a co-captain alongside classmate Nolan De Jong and was tabbed to the Big Ten preseason watch list. Kile wrapped up his senior year with seven goals and seven assists for 14 points in 28 games.

"Playing at Michigan has been the best four years of my life," Kile remarked. "I wouldn't trade it for anything."

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