Weird. I can't remember the last time a player was drafted out of high school and didn't attend college so the team relinquished his rights. A quick HockeyDB look sees that he only played 18 games this past season. I wonder if it's an injury situation, or maybe just a guy who doesn't want to play hockey anymore. I remember there was an Oiler prospect whom they either drafted or signed who just up and decided the following year that he didn't want to play hockey anymore.