The Washington Capitals have signed center Zach Sanford to a three-year, entry-level contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.
As Nova Caps reported yesterday, word started to spread on Sunday night that Zach Sanford had notified Boston College that he would be turning pro, and not returning to the university.
Capitals have signed center Zach Sanford to a three-year, entry-level contract, team announced.
— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) July 11, 2016
I am excited to continue my career with the @Capitals organization. Special thanks to my family for helping me become the person I am today.
— zach sanford (@zachsanford21) July 12, 2016
From the Capitals official media release:
Sanford, 21, registered 39 points (13 goals, 26 assists) in 41 games with Boston College (NCAA) in 2015-16. The 6’4”, 191-pound center led the team in assists, ranked third in points and fifth in goals. In addition, Sanford was second on the team in plus/minus (27) and tallied 44 penalty minutes during the 2015-16 season.
The Salem, Mass., native registered 63 points (22 goals, 43 assists) in 79 career games with Boston College. Sanford was drafted by the Capitals in the second round, 61st overall, in the 2013 NHL Draft.
By Jon Sorensen