College Hockey:
Nation’s Top Scorer, Reasoner, Turns Pro

— Boston College senior-to-be Marty Reasoner has decided to forego his final year of college eligibility to sign with the National Hockey League’s St. Louis Blues. Reasoner was the the Blues’ first round (14th overall) selection in the 1996 NHL entry draft.

A source at Boston College told the Boston Globe, “Marty had to sign. What he was offered was just too much to turn down. I feel he has the blessing of the Boston College family.”

Reasoner’s signing, reportedly for three years at $875,000 per year with a signing bonus of $800,000, is expected to be announced at a press conference in St. Louis on Wednesday.

Last season Reasoner, 21, captained his Boston College squad to the NCAA championship game, tallying 33 goals and 40 assists in his junior season to lead the nation in scoring. He was a two-time All-Hockey East selection and the 1995-96 Hockey East Rookie of the Year, and last season was first-team All-America.

The 6-1, 206-pounder ends his Boston College career with 69 goals and 93 assists for 162 points in 110 games.

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