The native of New Windsor, Md., was suspended prior to the Huskies' appearance in the WCHA playoffs and later was dismissed from the team for violations of team rules.
"It's unfortunate, but we wish him the best of luck," Huskies coach Jamie Russell told INCH.
Russell declined to elaborate on Axtell’s actions, citing student privacy concerns.
Listed at 6-foot-5 and 240 pounds, the 20-year-old Axtell was one of the WCHA's bigger players last season, and notched a pair of goals and seven assists in his 27 collegiate games.
Chris Heisenberg's online hockey recruit page has Axtell listed as an incoming transfer at Northern Michigan, meaning he would be eligible to skate for the Wildcats starting with the 2008-09 season.
NOTE: Photo of Axtell is from the 2005-06 season with the USHL's Cedar Rapids RoughRiders.