Boston College loses another player early as Sanford signs with Capitals

Zach Sanford won’t be back with Boston College for his junior season after signing with the Washington Capitals on June 11 (photo: Melissa Wade).

The Washington Capitals announced Monday that they have signed Boston College sophomore forward Zach Sanford to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Sanford will give up his last two years of NCAA eligibility.

He was originally selected by the Capitals in the second round (61st overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.

Sanford registered 39 points (13 goals, 26 assists) in 41 games with the Eagles last season, leading the team in assists, and ranking third in points and fifth in goals. In addition, Sanford was second on the team in plus/minus (plus-27).

The Salem, Mass., native posted 63 points (20 goals, 43 assists) in 79 career games with Boston College.

Sanford is now the seventh BC player to sign an NHL contract this offseason with eligibility remaining.

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