Columbus, OH, United States (4E Sports) – The top 4 prospect for the Columbus Blue Jackets, Sonny Milano, will be playing for the Plymouth Whalers in the OHL instead of gearing up for Boston College.
The news was shared by the team on their official Twitter account.
Although he was eligible to sign an entry-level contract with the Blue Jackets, Milano stated he will play for Boston College.
He was attending the United States World Junior evaluation camp in August, when he announced the decision.
Boston College coach Jerry York tweeted about Milano’s decision, “Sonny has informed me he will sign a contract with Columbus.”
“They will dictate his path as he embarks upon his pro career,” York added.
Blue Jackets director of amateur scouting Paul Castron complimented Milano’s passion for hockey.
Castron also expressed his admiration for Milano’s endurance and his love for the game.
“He’s obviously more offensive than defensive, but loves the game and leaves it all out on the ice,” Castron stated.
The 18-year-old had 49 goals and scored 133 points in two seasons with the United States National Team Development Program, according to the NHL.