By Arielle Aronson/DFP Staff
Junior forward Cam Atkinson will forgo his senior season at Boston College to pursue a pro career, the Columbus Blue Jackets announced today. The Blue Jackets signed Atkinson, who they drafted in the sixth round (157th overall) of the 2008 NHL draft, to a two-year entry-level contract.
In three seasons with the Eagles, Atkinson tallied 124 points (68 goals, 56 assists) and won a national championship. Atkinson had his best season with the Eagles this year, as he set a career-high in goals (31) and is one of ten finalists for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award.