News that was broken by Jason Rubinstein at Michigan Daily was confirmed this afternoon when the Blackhawks announced a three-year entry-level deal with University of Michigan forward Tyler Motte.
Motte, 21, was named one of the ten finalists for the Hobey Baker after a stellar season at Michigan. He finished the season among the nation’s leaders in goals (32) and points (56) in 38 games. He was a key part of the Wolverines’ special teams as well, and led Michigan with 70 blocked shots.
The Blackhawks selected Motte in the fourth round (121st overall) in the 2013 NHL Draft.