A Boston College loss might be considered win for other Hockey East teams. BC top recruit Sonny Milano has decided to turn pro and not play college hockey for the Eagles.

Milano was the #16 overall pick in the June NHL draft, taken by the  Columbus Blue Jackets. The plan was for the 18-year-old New York kid to play for BC, at least for a year.

That plan has changed and now Milano will turn pro.

He had 29 goals and 55 assists for the USA under-18 team last year and was considered Jerry York's top incoming freshman.

BC will have to turn elsewhere to replace Johnny "Hockey" Gaudreau, who won the Hobey Baker then signed a pro deal with Calgary.

UMaine's first game against BC is in Boston on November 22nd.