Santini, Wood leave Boston College to sign with New Jersey

Defenseman Steve Santini played three seasons at Boston College before signing with New Jersey (photo: Melissa Wade).

Boston College junior defenseman Steve Santini and freshman forward Miles Wood have given up their remaining eligibility after signing with the NHL’s New Jersey Devils.

Both signings happened after Boston College lost to Quinnipiac in the Frozen Four semifinals on Thursday.

Santini was a second-round pick of the Devils in the 2013 NHL Draft. He played in 98 games over three years with the Eagles, posting a career-high 19 points as a junior.

Wood, a fourth-round pick in 2013, scored 10 goals in 37 games in his only season at Boston College.

Both made their NHL debuts in Saturday’s season finale against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Neither recorded a point, but Santini was plus-2 in the Devils’ 5-1 victory.