Janik Passes Up Senior Year

Maine defenseman Doug Janik has decided to pass up his senior season to sign an NHL contract with the Buffalo Sabres. The 1999 second-round pick was the top-scoring defenseman for the Black Bears last year, with three goals and 15 assists.

Janik represented the United States at the 1999 and 2000 World Junior Championships and was chosen to the 2000-01 NCAA All-East Regional Team.