RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Rapid City Rush, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Arizona Coyotes, announced that defenseman Kyle Froese has signed with the team for the 2020-21 season.
Froese was claimed by the Rush via waivers from the Newfoundland Growlers in March, but he did not play with the team due to the cancellation of the season. He appeared in 20 games with the Growlers, earning four assists along with a +15 rating. Prior to joining Newfoundland, he began the season with the Southern Professional Hockey League’s Pensacola Ice Flyers, posting five points (1g-4a) along with a +7 rating in 21 games.
A native of Traverse City, Michigan, Froese spent the 2018-19 season with the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where he registered 10 points (5g-5a) in 28 games. Prior to that season, he played at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, earning four assists in 24 career games.
Froese also spent three seasons in the North American Hockey League with the Corpus Christi Ice Rays, Soo Eagles and Traverse City North Stars, compiling 41 points (13g-28a) and a +38 rating in 149 games.