ONTARIO, Calif.– The Ontario Reign, 2011-12 Pacific Division Champions and proud affiliate of the NHL’s 2012 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings, announce they have re-signed forward Kyle Kraemer for the 2012-13 season.
Kraemer, 27, is the first to return to the Reign from last year’s Pacific Division Championship winning team. The 5-foot-10, 188 pound, St. Louis, Mo. native recorded a total of 58 points (25g-32a) in just 57 games; a professional, career-high. He led the team with five shootout goals and tied for the team’s lead in assists with 32. Kraemer earned Ontario’s all-time record for consecutive points last season with a 14-game point streak that lasted from Jan. 30 through Feb. 25, 2012.
This will be the forward’s third season with the Reign. He first signed with the team for the 2010-11 season in which he was the leading rookie scorer with 37 points (16g-21a). Kraemer made his professional debut with the ECHL’s Kalamazoo Wings at the end of the 2009-10 season where he played two games with the club.
Prior to turning pro, Kraemer played at Northeastern University where in his final year he finished the season tying for the lead with 28 points (17g-11a). He lad the team in goals with 17 as well as in power-play goals, with eight. During his four years with the team he recorded 65 points (29g-36a) in 119 games.
Kraemer represented the United States at the 2010 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship in Karlstad, Sweden when they won the gold medal. He returned to the team for the 2011 World Championship in Pardubice, Czech Republic where they earned a silver medal.