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March 28, 2009 E-MAIL PRINT Bookmark and Share

Petrecki Leaving BC For San Jose

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Boston College sophomore defenseman Nick Petrecki will forgo the final two years of eligibility to sign a three-year entry-level deal with the NHL's San Jose Sharks.

Petrecki was a first round pick of the Sharks, 28th overall, in 2007. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

“I feel, physically, I’m ready to develop the rest of my game, move on to the next level and be challenged a little more,” Petrecki, 19, told the Schenectady Gazette. “I’ve been thinking that for the last couple of weeks here, and just feel it’s the right move, right now."

Petrecki may suit up this year for San Jose's AHL affiliate in Worcester, Mass., if he can work around his classes at BC.

Boston College won a national championship last season, Petrecki's freshman year. The first two goals of his career came in the Beanpot against Harvard, including the game-winning OT goal in the final.

“We thought we had a good team,” Petrecki told the Gazette. “The run we made at the end of the year was just exceptional. The way everybody played, the way we came together over those last nine games to bring a title back to campus was very special. Everything that followed, going to the White House, going to the Red Sox game and going to the Bruins game, those are the relationships on that team that I will probably have for the rest of my life.”

 

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