Blue Jackets, Milano not discussing entry-level contract

Ian McLaren
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When Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Sonny Milano decided to eschew his commitment to Boston College in lieu of the OHL's Plymouth Whalers, the assumption was the 18-year-old would soon sign his entry-level deal with the NHL club.

Tap the brakes on that speculation, as Milano says he has yet to be approached with an offer.

"Maybe a strong start or a strong season will get me that contract, but there hasn't been any talks yet,” Milano confirmed, via

Milano was drafted in the fourth round (81st overall) of the 2012 OHL draft by Plymouth, who no doubt waited until later in the proceedings based on the assumption he'd be heading to college.

The Blue Jackets selected Milano 16th overall at the 2014 NHL Draft, and don't appear to be in a hurry to expose him to the pro game.