Forward Tyler Swystun has left the University of Michigan to play major junior hockey with the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League.
Swystun, who played the first half of last year as a 17-year-old, posted two goals and two assists in 36 games and was a minus-12. He notched his first assist of career against Wisconsin on Nov. 26 and registered his first career goal and point versus Merrimack back on Oct. 16.
Swystun was the Prince George Cougars' first-round selection (sixth overall) in the 2003 WHL Bantam Draft and acquired by the Tigers last Friday. He was the leading scorer for Team Pacific team during the 2005 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge held in Lethbridge, Alberta and played the 2004-05 season with the Camrose Kodiaks of the AJHL where he was named to the 2005 AJHL All-Rookie Team.
"We are excited to add a good young player of Tyler's ability to our organization," said Tigers' general manager/head coach Willie Desjardins. "We expect him to be in our line-up this year and contribute to our program over the next couple of seasons."