College Hockey:
D’Amigo Signs With Toronto, Leaves Rensselaer After Strong Freshman Season

ECAC rookie of the year Jerry D’Amigo is leaving Rensselaer after one season.

The forward has agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract with the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs, the team announced Wednesday.

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D’Amigo had 34 points (10 goals, 24 assists) in 35 games for Rensselaer last season. He also was third in scoring (12 points) at the World Junior Championship, helping the United States win the gold medal.

“We’ve been very pleased with Jerry’s progression over the past 12 months,” Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke said in a statement. “Seth Appert and the rest of the coaching staff at RPI have done a really nice job of preparing Jerry for the next stage in his development. We look forward to having him at training camp.”

D’Amigo was a sixth-round selection, 158th overall, by Toronto in the 2009 NHL entry draft.

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