Sonny Milano

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Sonny Milano
Born (1996-05-12) May 12, 1996 (age 21)
Massapequa, New York, U.S.
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Left
NHL team Columbus Blue Jackets
NHL Draft 16th overall, 2014
Columbus Blue Jackets
Playing career 2015–present

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.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Junior[edit]

Milano was rated as a top prospect who was widely projected to be a first round selection in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.[2][3] He trained with the USA Hockey National Team Development Program team during the 2012–13 and 2013–14 seasons,[4] and was invited to participate in the 2013 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game.[5]

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.[6][7] 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.

Professional[edit]

On September 11, 2014, the Blue Jackets announced that they had signed Milano to a three-year entry level contract.[8]

During the 2015–16 season, on March 31, 2016, Milano played his first game in the NHL against his hometown team the New York Islanders.

International play[edit]

Medal record
Representing  United States
Men's ice hockey
IIHF World U20 Championship
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Finland

As a 16-year-old Milano won a bronze medal with Team USA at the 2013 World U-17 Hockey Challenge,[9] and as a 17-year-old he helped the USA squad capture the gold medal at the 2014 IIHF World U18 Championships.[10] 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.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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
2014–15 Plymouth Whalers OHL 50 22 46 68 24
2014–15 Springfield Falcons AHL 10 0 5 5 0
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 Cleveland Monsters AHL 63 18 29 47 24
2016–17 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 7 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2013 United States WHC17 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 4 6 10 6
2014 United States WJC18 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 3 7 10 4
2015 United States WJC 5th 5 2 2 4 2
Junior totals 18 9 15 24 12

Awards and honors[edit]

Awards Year
AHL
Calder Cup (Lake Erie Monsters) 2016 [11]
International
World U-17 Hockey Challenge Bronze Medal 2013 [12]
CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game 2013 [13]
IIHF World U18 Championship Gold Medal 2014 [14]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Marko Daňo
Columbus Blue Jackets first round draft pick
2014
Succeeded by
Zach Werenski