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Cornell’s Hudon leaves school, future uncertain

Cornell freshman forward Philippe Hudon has left the team and may or may not return to school for the second semester.

A report on Yahoo! Sports on Tuesday said Hudon skated with the QMJHL’s Victoriaville Tigres that day and left Cornell due to his battle with obsessive compulsive disorder. He hasn’t officially signed with the Tigres as of Thursday.

“It was a battle for me during the past year,” Hudon told Quebec media on Tuesday. “I had difficulty in managing the school, trouble and hockey. It was jeopardizing my eligibility to continue my journey in the ranks of American academics. So I decided to come home.”

A Cornell spokesperson said Hudon, also a Quebec native, ”is on personal leave and has withdrawn from the university, though we hope he will return.”

Hudon, a fifth-round pick of the Detroit Red Wings in June, had not seen game action this season for the Big Red.


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  • Cornellian

    Best wishes that he overcomes his battles with OCD.  Lynah Faithful are pulling for you!

  • LetsGoRed

    Do what’s best for you Philippe.  We’d love to see you in Ithaca but we’re behind you no matter what.

  • FarAboveCayuga’sWaters

    Best wishes Philippe. No matter what choice you make the Lynah Faithful wish you well.

  • Roy Kornbluh

    Best of luck to you. I hope to see you in Red some day but may you do well in whatever path you take.

  • Anonymous

    Best of luck Philippe. All of us Faithful on the hill are wishing the best for you.

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