Tyler Motte will forgo senior season, sign with NHL's Chicago Blackhawks organization

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 1:25pm

The attrition keeps coming for the Michigan hockey team.

Wednesday, Michigan coach Red Berenson told the Daily that junior Tyler Motte will forgo his senior season in order to sign with the Chicago Blackhawks organization.

Motte had a breakout season this past year playing on the vaunted CCM line with freshman Kyle Connor and junior JT Compher. He finished the season with a career-high 32 goals and 25 assists en route to being named First Team All-Big Ten and a Top-10 Hobey Baker Award Finalist.

Earlier in the season, Motte scored a goal in 12 straight games — a Michigan record.

The fate of his linemates is also up in the air and their decisions are expected come in the not-too-distant future.

As of now, it’s unclear whether Motte will join the Blackhawks or the Rockford IceHogs in the American Hockey Leauge.

The is a developing story. Stay with Michigdandaily.com for updates.