Parker Milner

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Parker Milner
Born (1990-09-06) September 6, 1990 (age 26)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 197 lb (89 kg; 14 st 1 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
AHL team
Former teams
Hershey Bears
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Iowa Wild
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2013–present

Parker Milner (born September 6, 1990) is an American professional ice hockey goaltender for the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL). He is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His team won the NCAA Frozen Four 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament finals in Tampa, Florida. Boston College coach Jerry York includes him among elite Boston College goaltenders Scott Clemmensen, Cory Schneider and John Muse. Milner helped lead his team to a 19-game winning streak including championships at the Beanpot (ice hockey) tournament and the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season final.[1][2][3]

Playing career[edit]


As a junior, Milner overcame a midseason slump to help his team win the Beanpot (ice hockey) trophy.[4] He had a 25–5 record and a .931 save percentage during the regular season. His team also won the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season in Tampa. He was named to the 2012 Hockey East Men's Ice Hockey Tournament all tournament team. He was named defensive player of the week February 20, 2012. Milner was also named to the 2011 Ice Breaker All-Tournament Team after Boston College won its third Ice Breaker title by defeating North Dakota 6–2 in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

During the 2010 offseason, Milner and two other Freshman hockey players (Philip Samulesson and Patrick Wey) were involved in an accident when the SUV they were passengers in was hit by a trolley close to the South Street T-stop near Boston College. Players were treated for minor injuries.[5]

Milner was the Waterloo Blackhawks Most Improved Player in 2008–09 in USHL.


On June 30, 2013, Milner signed a one-year American Hockey League contract with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, an afiiliate of the New York Islanders.[6] He started the season with the Sound Tigers but was later reassigned to the Stockton Thunder, the Islanders' ECHL affiliate.[7]

On August 19, 2014, Milner signed as a free agent to a one-year contract with the Quad City Mallards of the ECHL.[8]

On July 2, 2015, Milner returned to the Sound Tigers of the AHL, agreeing to a one-year contract as a free agent.[9]

As a free agent the following season, Milner joined his third AHL club, in agreeing to a one-year contract with the Hershey Bears on July 7, 2016.[10]

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year(s)
Hockey East All-Tournament Team 2012 [11]
NCAA All-Tournament Team 2012 [12]


  1. ^ Rich Thompson Milner among Eagles’ best in net April 7, 2012 Boston Herald
  2. ^ John Connolly Parker Milner’s magic goes distance Notebook April 8, 2012 Boston Herald
  3. ^ Nancy Marrapese-Burrel Stop Gap; Milner had to earn keep in net, but when he finally took over, the Eagles took off April 4, 2012 Boston Globe
  4. ^ Bocston College goalie Parker Milner leads way to beanpot
  5. ^ Boston College Students Involved in Collision With Trolley
  6. ^ "Sound Tigers sign five players". Bridgeport Sound Tigers. 2013-06-30. Retrieved 2013-06-30. 
  7. ^ "Parker Milner Reassigned to Thunder". December 16, 2013. Retrieved August 26, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Mallards sign goaltender Milner, welcome back Grasso". Quad City Mallards. 2014-08-19. Retrieved 2014-08-19. 
  9. ^ "Sound Tigers announce AHL contracts". Bridgeport Sound Tigers. 2015-07-02. Retrieved 2015-07-02. 
  10. ^ "Hershey Bears sign Hubert Labrie, Colby Williams and Parker Milner". Hershey Bears. 2016-07-07. Retrieved 2016-07-07. 
  11. ^ "2013–14 Hockey East Media Guide". Hockey East. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 
  12. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-06-19. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
J. T. Brown
NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player
Succeeded by
Andrew Miller
Preceded by
John Muse
Hockey East Goaltending Champion
Succeeded by
Connor Hellebuyck