The rumors have been out there for a long time, and resurfaced once again just a few weeks ago. Yesterday, those rumors were confirmed when Sonny Milano signed his entry level NHL contract.
The signing disqualifies him from attending Boston College as he had previously planned to do, and clears the path for him to take what ever direction the NHL club feels is best for him.
“Sonny has informed me he will sign a contract with Columbus,” Boston College coach Jerry York said via Twitter. “They will dictate his path as he embarks upon his pro career.”
Playing for the OHL’s Plymouth Whalers is not only the most likely choice, but rumored to be the preferred choice of the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Milano, the 16th pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, attended United States World Junior evaluation camp in early August. Milano had 49 goals and 133 points in two seasons with the United States National Team Development Program.
TJHN will update this story as more information becomes available.