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Colin White Signs Professional Contract

After two seasons at BC, Colin White will have his go at the pros.

The Hanover, Mass. native has signed a contract with the Ottawa Senators and is expected to join the team's AHL affiliate—the Binghamton Senators—immediately.

White was the 21st overall pick of the 2015 draft by the Senators. Before his time at BC, White built up his draft resume as a member of the gold-medal winning men's U.S. National Under-18 team. Notably, he scored the game-winning goal in overtime against Finland to clinch gold and tallied 54 points that season.

As a freshman on the Heights, White registered 43 points—19 goals and 24 assists—and was honored as Hockey East Rookie of the year. This season, White finished with 33 points—third highest on the team—with 16 goals and 17 assists.

While the loss of White is not unsuspecting, so much of next year's team is yet to be determined. Jerry York's squad will have to look to younger heads for leadership, as there will be no seniors on the upcoming roster. Additionally, BC will lose five seniors—captain Chris Calnan, Austin Cangelosi, Ryan Fitzgerald, Matty Gaudreau, and Scott Savage. With the exception of Calnan, the other four veterans are in the top five in points registered this past season for the Eags. Top it off with concluding the 2016-17 season by failing to claim an NCAA tournament bid for the first time in seven years and suffice it to say next season is to be determined.