Former Ohio State recruit Nick Magyar has signed with the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). Signing with a major junior team ends any chance of the Mentor, Ohio native playing college hockey.
Magyar played midget hockey with the Cleveland Barons program before splitting time with the Sioux City Musketeers in the USHL and the US National Team Development Program (USNTDP) last season.
He is one of several players who has de-committed from Ohio State in the past few months including several who opted out once head coach Mark Osiecki was terminated. Nolan Valeau, Cliff Watson and Zach Stepan also de-commited from Ohio State since May. Stepan has since committed to play for Mike Hastings at Minnesota State-Mankato.
Magyar becomes the second potentially college-bound player to choose major junior over the NCAA route this week. Earlier it was announced that Boston College recruit Conor McGlynn would play in the OHL as opposed to going to BC.
Jeff Cox is a hockey reporter for SBNation. Follow Jeff on twitter @JeffCoxSBNation.