Saw this on the Blackhawks' page on NHL.com. Here's what the Blackhawks saw in him:
The smooth-skating Motte, who will play for the University of Michigan next season, showed his high-end defensive game as one of the USNTDP’s best penalty killers at the U18 World Championship. Despite a smaller frame, his energy and hockey sense are his best attributes, and he led the national development team in scoring over the last two years.
“He's a bit of a bull," Doneghey said. "He’s scored at every level, but he brings an intensity that’s second to nobody. He’s a guy who is probably going to have more bruises and ice packs on him than points in a game. He’s a really good utility player who can play a lot of roles.”
Given Brian's bemoaning a lack of effort by the team last year, this seems like the exact type of guy Michigan can use on the ice and in the locker room.