I thought he should have stayed in college, but he didn't. I think the organization was just looking at him getting size out of college anyways. He's going to benefit more from playing hockey in the AHL.
This was definitely something I read a lot about after he was drafted, how college was a better route then juniors for him because of the emphasis on strength and conditioning. There was also a lot of mention of him only playing 2 years, his college coach even said as much. So even though he didn't play 2 full seasons (because of the injury obviously) they stuck to the plan.