Max Pacioretty has signed with the Canadiens. Though most everyone expected him back, this isn't a major shocker since the word all along was that Pacioretty had wanted to go pro but his family wanted him to stay in school. It was only a matter of time after he dominated Montreal's development camp.
It's just disappointing. Michigan is still very good--and very deep--up front, but it hurts to lose a potentially dominant player like Pacioretty. I suppose the top line will be something like Summers-Hagelin-Palushaj now?
Pacioretty ends his Michigan career with 15 goals and 39 points.
Good luck to Patches. I think there's at least a decent chance that he will be the best forward that Michigan has put into the NHL in the Berenson-era.