After one of the most prolific freshman campaigns in program history, Dylan Larkin has elected to forgo the remainder of his college career and turn pro. Larkin, who had 15 goals and 47 points in just 35 games, joins Andrew Copp on the list of major subtractions heading into next season.
"My year at Michigan has been the best year of my life, the most fun year of hockey I've ever had," Larkin told MGoBlue. "Going to one of the best universities in the world and having fun with my classmates, it will be tough missing out on what they're going to accomplish. On the other note, I have a chance to live out the dream of my life, and I'm really excited about it. I think it's a great opportunity. I really feel like I'm ready for this challenge."
"In Dylan's year with Michigan, he proved to be one of most talented players in college hockey," said Michigan head coach Red Berenson. "We knew this was a tough decision for Dylan, but we also anticipated that this might happen. I hope that Dylan continues on a path to graduate from the university while preparing for a long career in the National Hockey League."
Larkin, the Waterford, MI native was drafted 15th overall by the Red Wings last June. He will join the Grand Rapids Griffins in time for their Western Conference Final matchup against the Utica Comets.
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