The rundown on forward Kyle Kraemer:
2010-11 stats [career]: 16 goals, 37 points, minus-8 rating, 37 penalty minutes in 54 games.
Quote: “I’d like to come back here. I really enjoyed it here. I enjoyed coach, enjoyed the staff, the fans are great. … I have no issues with this place.”
Pros: Among the Reign’s fastest (and hardest-working) forwards, Kraemer was a decent offensive threat as a rookie. He was on pace to lead the team in goals scored had he not missed 18 games with a knee injury, his six power-play goals were second on the team, and his 37 points ranked 19th among ECHL rookies.
Cons: Kraemer’s play away from the puck still has room for improvement, and he left many checks unfinished. Coming from an NCAA program (Northeastern), Kraemer still must prove he can withstand the rigors of a 72-game season.