Massachusetts’ Marcou, Minnesota-Duluth’s Bordson Among Latest to Leave Early for Pros

Massachusetts forward James Marcou and Minnesota-Duluth forward Rob Bordson added their names Tuesday to the growing list of players who are leaving school early to sign professional contracts.

Both left school with one season of eligibility remaining to sign with California teams.

Marcou, who potted 51 points for the Minutemen, inked a deal with the San Jose Sharks. The team on Tuesday also announced the signing of Massachusetts defenseman Matt Irwin, who was added to the roster of the Sharks’ AHL affiliate in Worcester last week.

Bordson signed with the Anaheim Ducks, which has also recently plucked Northeastern defenseman Jake Newton and Boston University forward Nick Bonino. Bordson had 40 points for the Bulldogs this season.

Click here for a list of players who have given up collegiate eligibility to sign professional contracts.