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Sources: BC Accelerating Top D Recruit Noah Hanifin

CHN Staff Report

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Boston College has begun the process of accelerating one of the best defensive prospects in the nation, Noah Hanifin, to its 2014 incoming class, according to multiple sources.

The process, which includes admittance into the University, could be completed soon.

The Eagles lost arguably their best forward recruit, Sonny Milano, to the OHL's Plymouth Whalers last week. Milano is also expected to sign his entry-level contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets shortly.

Hanifin is considered one of the top prospects for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Rumors of his acceleration began as far back as last December.

Last season, Hanifin played for both the U.S. National Development Team's Under-17 and Under-18 teams. He won't turn 18 years old until January 25, and will become the youngest player to ever play at Boston College.

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