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Atkinson Signs with Columbus

CHN Staff Report

BOSTON — Boston College junior forward Cam Atkinson will forego his senior season at Boston College to pursue a professional career with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

“We want to wish Cam the very best with his decision to pursue his hockey career with the Blue Jackets organization,” BC head coach Jerry York said. “He has been an impact player during the course of his three years at Boston College and we wish him good luck at the professional level.”

Atkinson, who led the nation in goals as a sophomore, is a Hobey Baker Award finalist this season. His season ended when Boston College was eliminated from the NCAA Tournament on Friday with a 8-4 loss to Colorado College.

The Greenwich, Mass., resident recorded 52 points this season – 31 goals and 21 assists – in 39 games. He earned Hockey East Tournament Most Valuable Player honors after he registered four points – three goals and one assist – in four league postseason victories, including three points – two (third-period) goals and one assist – in BC’s 5-3 win over Merrimack in the championship game.

Atkinson was selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the sixth round (157th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

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