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Columbus first-rounder Milano confirms BC commitment

Aug 4, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

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Despite the Plymouth Whalers owning his Ontario Hockey League rights, Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Sonny Milano will maintain his commitment to attend Boston College.

Per NHL.com’s Adam Kimelman, Milano, who was selected 16th overall by Columbus in June, will skip the Canadian Hockey League route in favour of the NCAA.

According to Milano, who is listed at 5-foot-11 and 183-pounds, the college route will allow him to better develop physically.

“Less games gives you more time to work out,” he said. “You’re playing against older guys. Just BC as well. It’s one of the better colleges in history, Jerry York is a great coach, he knows what he’s doing. It’s the best way to get to the NHL.”

Milano had 14 goals and 39 points in 25 games with the U.S. National U-18 team last season.

The 18-year-old is currently at the US National Junior Development Camp in Lake Placid, NY.

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  1. Idaslapter - Aug 4, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    That is such a weird photo. Looks like he has four arms.

  2. djshnooks - Aug 4, 2014 at 4:13 PM

    Lol, I thought it looked funny too.

    BC is gonna be tough again, and this kid has a bright future ahead of him.

    I can’t wait to get to Lake Placid and see all these young kids and what they got.

    Leaving first thing in the morning tomorrow!

  3. purpleguy - Aug 4, 2014 at 5:22 PM

    Even if he has 4 arms it’s gonna be tough to get by the Gophers next season.

    • guitarhunterdude - Aug 5, 2014 at 9:22 AM

      M-I-N-N-E-S-O-T-A

      MINNESOTA

      MINNESOTA

      yeaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAA GOPHERS

      Seriously though, we aren’t gonna get past the bigger teams out east. Never do.

  4. guitarhunterdude - Aug 5, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    I’m excited to see what he and Tuch will do over the next couple years. Though I think Tuch’s just going to be a passenger on Milano’s line, just as he was with Milano and Eichel on the USNTDP. Milano’s really skilled, but Tuch’s pretty overrated because of his size.

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