Blue Jackets' Sonny Milano on college commitment: 'It's the best way to get to the NHL'

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Columbus Blue Jackets first-round draft pick Sonny Milano ended any speculation he would play in the OHL on Monday by confirming he will attend Boston College.

Milano committed to Boston College prior to the draft in June, but rumors suggested he would forgo the NCAA to join the Plymouth Whalers, who own his OHL rights. Milano shrugged that off as hot air.

"A lot of people talk, I guess," Milano said. "I was on campus two weeks ago for orientation. I keep in touch with all the [hockey] staff."

Milano considered both options extensively and believes college will prove a more fruitful path for his career.

"Less games gives you more time to work out," he said. "You're playing against older guys. Just BC as well. It's one of the better colleges in history, Jerry York is as great coach, he knows what he's doing. It's the best way to get to the NHL."

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Blue Jackets' Sonny Milano on college commitment: 'It's the best way to get to the NHL'
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