Exit Tyler Motte

Submitted by Brian on April 6th, 2016 at 1:03 PM

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[Paul Sherman]

The band, it is no longer together:

That's particularly bad since Motte was widely regarded as the least likely CCM line member to leave. Berenson did tell The Michigan Insider that he was "betting" on a Compher return, but Compher and Motte have been joined at the hip for years now—this news could impact his status.

Motte's lightning release and mind-meld with Compher led to a point explosion as a junior. Last year he recorded a 32-24-56 line in 38 games. He banged home the OT winner against Notre Dame in the tournament. He'll be acutely missed on next year's team.

Comments

stephenrjking

April 6th, 2016 at 1:06 PM ^

Already basically dropped my sadness thoughts in the last thread. But I'll leave this memory again, because sports can be so much more than what happens on the ice. Motte was my daughter's first favorite hockey player.

 

Lou MacAdoo

April 6th, 2016 at 1:30 PM ^

Thanks for the Awesome season of Awesomeness Tyler. I hate the Blackhawks but actually enjoy watching them play. They're just so damn good and play an exciting brand of hockey. It's a good fit for him. 

Canadian

April 6th, 2016 at 2:06 PM ^

Such a great all around talent. Will be missed for his defensive and penalty kill work as much if not more than his contributions on the offensive end of the rink