Red Berenson returned to Ann Arbor to coach at least one more season for Michigan Hockey, but his team will look a whole lot different next year.
Junior forward and captain JT Compher signed an NHL contract on Monday with the Colorado Avalanche, according to the team's Twitter account.
With Compher's departure, Michigan's famed "CCM" line is officially entirely gone after Kyle Connor and Tyler Mottesigned pro contracts with the Winnipeg Jets and Chicago Blackhawks, respectively. Defenseman Michael Downing and Zach Werenski also left the program early to head to the NHL.
Compher had had 16 goals and 47 assists and finished second in the nation in points (63) this season. He was originally a first round pick of the Buffalo Sabres before being traded to the Avalanche.