May 12, 1996 |
Massapequa, New York, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
|NHL team||Columbus Blue Jackets|
|NHL Draft||16th overall, 2014
Columbus Blue Jackets
Frank "Sonny" Milano (born May 12, 1996) is an American professional ice hockey forward currently within the Columbus Blue Jackets organization. Milano was selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round, 16th overall, of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
Milano was rated as a top prospect who was widely projected to be a first round selection in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. He trained with the USA Hockey National Team Development Program team during the 2012–13 and 2013–14 seasons, and was invited to participate in the 2013 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game.
Milano was committed to play for the Boston College Eagles men's ice hockey team in the Hockey East Association. However, on August 16, 2014, Eagles' head coach Jerry York announced Milano had advised the team of his intention to sign a professional contract with the Blue Jackets, thus forgoing his college eligibility. During the 2014–2015 season, Milano was playing for the Plymouth Whalers in the OHL. Even though he switched teams, he continues to live with Bo Freatman in Ann Arbor.
On September 11, 2014, the Blue Jackets announced that they had signed Milano to a three-year entry level contract.
|Representing United States|
|Men's ice hockey|
|IIHF World U20 Championship|
As a 16-year-old Milano won a bronze medal with Team USA at the 2013 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, and as a 17-year-old he helped the USA squad capture the gold medal at the 2014 IIHF World U18 Championships. Milano recorded 2 goals and 2 assists at the 2015 World Junior Championships. Milano was part of the bronze medal-winning USA U20 squad at the 2016 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.
Regular season and playoffs
|2012–13||U.S. National Development Team||USHL||38||10||12||22||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||U.S. National Development Team||USHL||25||14||25||39||21||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015–16||Lake Erie Monsters||AHL||54||14||17||31||22||17||4||4||8||4|
|2015–16||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||3||0||1||1||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2016–17||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||4||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0|
Awards and honors
|Calder Cup (Lake Erie Monsters)||2016|||
|World U-17 Hockey Challenge Bronze Medal||2013|||
|CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game||2013|||
|IIHF World U18 Championship Gold Medal||2014|||
- "First-round picks in 2014 NHL Draft". NHL.com (in en_US). Retrieved 2017-03-30.
- "Canadiens 2014 Draft Targets: Sonny Milano". EyesonthePrize.com. 2014-06-23. Retrieved 2014-06-23.
- "Massapequa's Sonny Milano expected to be taken in first round of the NHL draft". Newsday. 2014-06-21. Retrieved 2014-06-21.
- Massapequa's Sonny Milano starring for USA, projected first-round pick in NHL draft – Newsday
- Milano, Schmaltz, highlight 2013 American Prospects Game | The Scouting Report
- "Official Website of the Boston College Eagles". August 16, 2014. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
- Favat, Brian (August 16, 2014). "Boston College Hockey's Sonny Milano Signs With Columbus Blue Jackets". BC Interruption. SB Nation. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
- "Columbus Blue Jackets sign 2014 1st-round pick Sonny Milano to 3-year, entry-level contract". National Hockey League. September 11, 2014.
- Milano, Sonny – Toronto Maple Leafs – News
- Gold-Medal Game Recap: USA Wins Gold Over Czech Republic | USA Hockey
- Brown, Tony (June 12, 2016). "Bjorkstrand's OT goal clinches Monsters' first-ever Calder Cup championship". Columbus Blue Jackets. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
- 2013 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge: 3 Stars of the Day
- USNTDP forward Sonny Milano brings puck skills and tenacity to the table – Prospects
- United States Hockey League – Team USA U18 is Golden Again
- Career statistics and player information from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
|Columbus Blue Jackets first round draft pick