2008-09: Kevin Lynch scored 36 points in 49 games with the USNTDP. Ranked as the 100th NA skater by Central Scouting for 2009. Had a good U18 tournament.
2009-10: Lynch skated in all 45 games as a freshman for Michigan, scoring 6 goals and 10 assists for 16 points.
2010-11: Lynch skated in all 44 games for CCHA regular season champion and NCAA runner-up Michigan as a sophomore. Lynch's 11 goals were tied for fourth on the Wolverines and he had 5 assists with a +3 plus/minus and 36 PMs. The Wolverines were upset by Western Michigan in the semifinals of the CCHA tournament but defeated Notre Dame in the third-place game and then won three straight games in the NCAA tournament; falling in overtime to Minnesota-Duluth in the championship game.
2011-12: In his junior year at the University of Michigan, Lynch had 13 points in 39 games. He scored three less goals than the year prior and his first minus rating in college doesn’t help his case.
2012-13: Lynch finished with a career-high 27 points in his senior season at Michigan. He scored 10 goals with 17 assists in 40 games and was -3 with 46 penalty minutes. The Wolverines finished seventh in the CCHA and failed to win 20 games for the first time since head coach Red Berenson's third season in 1986-87 but went 8-0-1 in nine games at the end of the season before falling to Notre Dame, 3-1, in the CCHA championship game.
As a 2009, second-round pick Columbus expected big things out of Lynch. After four mediocre seasons of being a role player at Michigan, it will take more than just strong hands and a willingness to play along the boards for Lynch to make a splash in professional hockey.
Lynch is yet to agree to terms with Columbus, so his future is extremely uncertain. If Lynch doesn’t come to terms with the Blue Jackets or Springfield, he may need to continue his career in the ECHL.