Hobey winner Gaudreau gives up final season at Boston College to sign with Calgary

Johnny Gaudreau celebrates one of his 36 goals in the 2013-14 season (photo: Melissa Wade).

On the day he won the 2014 Hobey Baker Award, Boston College forward Johnny Gaudreau signed with the Calgary Flames.

Gaudreau gave up his final year of eligibility after signing a three-year, entry-level deal on Friday that has an annual average value of $1.85 million including bonuses.

A winger from Carneys Point, N.J., Gaudreau led the nation in scoring two years in a row, finishing this season with 36 goals and 80 points.

He was a fourth-round pick of the Flames in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft before starting a three-year career with the Eagles that culminated in the 2014 Hobey.

He scored 21 goals in each of his first two seasons at Boston College.

The Flames also signed his BC linemate, senior Bill Arnold, to a two-year contract on Friday.