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Alex Tuch is giving up his last two seasons at Boston College after signing with the Minnesota Wild (photo: Melissa Wade).

The Minnesota Wild has signed Boston College sophomore forward Alex Tuch to a three-year, entry-level contract starting with the 2016-17 season.

He was selected by Minnesota in the first round (18th overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft.

Tuch tallied 34 points on 18 goals and 16 assists with a plus-23 rating in 40 games during this past season with the Eagles.

During his freshman season of 2014-15, Tuch recorded 28 points (14 goals, 14 assists) in 37 games, led the team in scoring and was named to the 2015 Hockey East All-Rookie Team.

Tuch notched two points in five games for the United States at the 2015 World Junior Championship and won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2014 Under-18 World Championship, posting three assists in seven games.