College Hockey News from CHN
May 22, 2018
Suffered Through Illness-Plagued Sophomore Season, According to Report
CHN Staff Report
Miami forward Carson Meyer is in the process of transferring to Ohio State, according to a new report in The Athletic, which also chronicled a season of suffering through an unknown illness.
In the article published today, Meyer recounted his struggles at Miami last season, after what had been a very good freshman year. In 2016-17, Meyer had 10 goals and 26 points in 32 games. Last season, Meyer dipped to 5-4—9 in 34 games, with a minus-22, while his penalty minutes soared from 14 to 48.
Meyer repeatedly complained of fatigue during the season, but doctors were not able to pin down the cause. Finally, as the season was ending, it was discovered that Meyer had a tapeworm. Once discovered, along with medication, Meyer was able to return to full health.
A native of Ohio, Meyer was selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the sixth round of the 2017 NHL Draft.
Meyer said in the article that he doesn’t blame the Miami doctors for failing to recognize the issue earlier, but he cites “issues” with Miami coach Rico Blasi as the reason for his decision to transfer.
“I don’t blame them for having no idea what was going on,” Meyer told The Athletic. “But I think they probably regret the way they handled it now. I didn’t like the way it was handled. They had no idea just like I had no idea, but they used a bunch of different tactics to get me out of what they thought was just a slump.”
Meyer is also hoping to avoid sitting out the transfer year, and will appeal to the NCAA to have that waived, according to the article.