Seniors Olivier Bouchard and Sean Streich aren’t the only Union hockey players who have completed their college careers.
Sophomore forward T.J. Fox, the Dutchmen’s leading scorer, will forgo his last two years of college eligibility and sign a contract with the San Jose Sharks, several sources confirmed Wednesday. An official announcement should come sometime next week.
Fox becomes the first Union player to leave the program and sign a professional contract since 1995, when Troy Stevens departed Union for Nashville of the ECHL during his sophomore season.
Terms of the deal have not been announced. Fox wasn’t available for comment. Union coach Nate Leaman would not comment on the matter, and neither would Fox’s father, Thomas, when reached at his Oswego home. A Sharks spokesman said he couldn’t comment.
Fox led the Dutchmen in scoring with 13 goals and 24 assists. His 37 poins tied the team Division I record for points in a year, set by Joel Beal and Jordan Webb in 2002-03. Fox had a pair of seven-game point-scoring streaks.
Ken Schott covers college hockey for the Daily Gazette in Schenectady, N.Y.