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2014 NHL Draft: Columbus Blue Jackets pick Sonny Milano re-affirms commitment to BC

Bruce Bennett

PHILADELPHIA -- Columbus Blue Jackets first round selection Sonny Milano seems set on heading to Boston College, despite tampering from the Plymouth Whalers of the OHL.

Milano said, "Go to BC and be an impact player right away and try to do the best I can there," when asked about heading to the Eagles in the fall.

Milano also spoke of the comparison between him and recent Boston College grad and Hobey Baker Award winner Johnny Gaudreau, who now plays for the Calgary Flames.

"He's a skilled player like myself. You see what he did there and maybe I can try to model him there," Milano explained. "Seeing skilled guys like Johnny Gaudreau have success gives you hope. They're always a top team and challenging for a national championship," added the Massapequa, NY native.

It's a good bet a player will develop under the winningest coach in NCAA history. "Jerry York is a great coach and he know's what he's doing," said Milano.

"BC was my dream school," said Milano, who de-committed from Notre Dame in November.

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Jeff Cox covers college, junior and high school hockey, NCAA recruiting and NHL Draft prospects. Follow him on twitter @JeffCoxSports.