Kevin Lynch (ice hockey)
Kevin Lynch (born April 23, 1991) is an American professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing with the Laval Rocket of the American Hockey League (AHL). Lynch was selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2nd round (56th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
Kevin Lynch with the Michigan Wolverines
April 23, 1991|
Grosse Pointe, Michigan, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)|
56th overall, 2009|
Columbus Blue Jackets
On September 10, 2013, the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League signed Lynch to a one-year contract. After attending the Griffins training camp, he was reassigned to ECHL affiliate, the Toledo Walleye to begin the 2013-14 season. Lynch spent the duration of the season in the ECHL, and after 53 games with the Walleye was reassigned to the Evansville IceMen.
On September 11, 2014, Lynch decided to continue in the ECHL, signing a one-year deal with the Florida Everblades. On December 15, 2014, Lynch was signed to an AHL contract for the remainder of the season with the Everblades affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch.
On July 7, 2016, Lynch's rights were traded by the Everblades to the Indy Fuel. He then agreed to a one-year deal with the Fuel.
On January 21, 2017, the Crunch signed Lynch to a PTO. He spent the remainder of the season with the Crunch and the entirety of their Calder Cup playoff run to the finals. Following the finish of the season, the Crunch signed Lynch to a one-year AHL contract for the 2017–18 season.
Following the season, Lynch was signed to a one-year, two-way contract by NHL affiliate, the Tampa Bay Lightning. He missed the entirety of the 2018–19 season due to many injuries sustained throughout the season and three surgeries. He had suffered a concussion and leg injury in preseason action with the Lightning, a groin injury in October 2018, and they were all followed by three surgeries dealing with his injuries.
Lynch earned an offer to 2019 Lightning Training camp despite being a pending free agent. He was later released without a contract and signed to a one-year AHL contract with the Laval Rocket on October 1, 2019.
As a junior, Lynch played the USA Hockey National Team Development Program from 2007 – 2009. He won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2009 IIHF World U18 Championships, and was recognized for his outstanding performance during the tournament when he was named a Top 3 Player for his team.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2007–08||U.S. National Development Team||NAHL||43||11||4||15||24||3||2||0||2||0|
|2008–09||U.S. National Development Team||NAHL||16||8||7||15||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||University of Michigan||CCHA||45||6||10||16||44||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||University of Michigan||CCHA||44||11||5||16||36||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||University of Michigan||CCHA||39||8||5||13||30||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||University of Michigan||CCHA||40||10||17||27||46||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honorsEdit
|IIHF World U18 Championship Gold Medal with Team USA||2009|||
|2009 IIHF World U18 Championships Top 3 Player on Team||2009|
- "Kevin Lynch Bio". University of Michigan. December 12, 2012. Retrieved December 12, 2012.
- "Griffins sign Lynch to AHL deal". Grand Rapids Griffins. September 10, 2013. Retrieved September 10, 2013.
- "'Blades add center Kevin Lynch". Florida Everblades. September 11, 2014. Retrieved September 11, 2014.
- "Kevin Lynch signed to AHL pact". Syracuse Crunch. December 15, 2014. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
- "Fuel receive top 20 scorer in trade with Florida". Indy Fuel. July 7, 2016. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
- "Syracuse Crunch sign forward Kevin Lynch to PTO". Syracuse Crunch. January 21, 2017. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
- "Syracuse Crunch sign forward Kevin Lynch to AHL contract". Syracuse Crunch. June 21, 2017. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
- "Tampa Bay Lightning Sign Forward Kevin Lynch to One-Year, Two-Way Contract". Syracuse Crunch. July 1, 2018. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
- "It's been the cruelest of seasons for 3 Crunch players". syracuse.com. April 22, 2019. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
- "Rocket agree to terms with Kevin Lynch". Twitter. October 1, 2019. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
- "Griffins sign Wolverines alum Kevin Lynch". MiHockeyNow & Michigan Hockey Magazine. September 10, 2013. Retrieved September 10, 2013.
- "Coyotes draft Chris Brown". michiganhocke.net. June 27, 2009. Retrieved June 27, 2009.
- "Team USA takes gold at U18's. Finland takes bronze". Hockeys Future.com. December 12, 2012. Retrieved December 12, 2012.