Thursday, July 17, 2008

Pacioretty Signs with Montreal

The Montreal Canadiens have signed Michigan forward Max Pacioretty. Pacioretty was leaning towards returning to Michigan for his sophomore year, but was one of the most impressive players at Montreal's development camp.

Pacioretty had 39 points in 37 games as a freshman with Michigan, primarily playing on the team's top line with Kevin Porter and Chad Kolarik.


gofalcons said...

Bad news for Michigan is always good news for everybody else. I know Michigan has more depth than anybody in the CCHA and consistently gets top recruits but they HAD to be counting on "Patch" to take over top billing with Porter and Kolarik graduating.

Anonymous said...

Get used to it NCAA slappys its a brave new world!

The new NHL collective bargaining agreement is devastating to the college game.

Sure college hockey will go and be exciting but will start to look more and more like college basektball where all the best players are either skimmed off to the top to Major Junior or NHL Contracts.

There will be fewer and fewer projected high NHL draft picks electing to go the NCAA route in the first place and those who do will be gone within a year, two years max!

The whole landscape has changed.