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Eckford Going Pro

Rumors out of Alaska have indicated that Alaska junior defenseman Tyler Eckford has signed with the New Jersey Devils. Eckford was a 7th round draft choice of the Devils in 2004.

Eckford quietly had an outstanding year for the Nanooks on the blueline, finishing second in team scoring with 31 points in 35 games. Last week, he became the first ever Nanook to be named to the All-CCHA first team.

I haven't seen anything yet to confirm the rumors, but given the high probability of Eckford signing, I expect that we'll hear an announcement soon.

Update: It's official that Eckford has signed with the Devils.