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Jackets Sign First Round Pick Sonny Milano

Milano gets standard three-year ELC.

Mitchell Leff

The Blue Jackets announced a signing this morning, though it maybe wasn't the signing most fans were hoping for. That said, it's still a nice move, as they inked first round pick Sonny Milano to a standard three-year entry level contract. Milano was the 16th overall pick in the draft.

"Sonny Milano is a skilled, dynamic player and we’re very happy to add him to the exciting group of prospects within our organization," said GM Jarmo Kekalainen. "We are looking forward to watching his development and helping him grow both on and off the ice in the years to come."

After a much-ballyhooed back and forth, Milano elected to break his commitment to Boston College in order to go the OHL route, moving to the Plymouth Whalers. This move allowed the team to sign him to this contract, as if he were an NCAA athlete he would not be able to sign.