May 12, 1996|
Massapequa, New York, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
|NHL team (P)|
Columbus Blue Jackets|
Cleveland Monsters (AHL)
|National team||United States|
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 continued 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.
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. He registered his first career point with an assist in the following game against the Carolina Hurricanes on April 2, 2016. He was sent down to the Cleveland Monsters after 3 games.
Milano was recalled from the Cleveland Monsters in October. After registering no points he was sent back down to the Cleveland Monsters only to be called up again in November. He was shortly relocated back to the Monsters.
During the 2017–18 season, on October 6, 2017, Milano scored his first career NHL goal against the New York Islanders in a 5–0 Columbus win. Despite his early success, Milano was sent back down to the Cleveland Monsters on December 3, 2017, after registering 10 points in 24 games. He was recalled back to the Blue Jackets on December 9, 2017.
|Representing United States|
|World Junior Championships|
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||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|
|2017–18||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||55||14||8||22||10||3||0||0||0||0|
|2018–19||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||8||1||0||1||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. Retrieved March 30, 2017.
- "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
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- 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 Archived August 19, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
- "Official Website of the Boston College Eagles". August 16, 2014. Archived from the original on May 13, 2012. 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.
- "Blue Jackets recall Sonny Milano". NHL.com. Columbus, OH: Columbus Blue Jackets. April 3, 2017. Retrieved December 8, 2017.
- "Sonny Milano recalled from Cleveland (AHL)". NHL.com. Columbus, OH: Columbus Blue Jackets. October 21, 2016. Retrieved December 8, 2017.
- "Blue Jackets recall Sonny Milano from Cleveland". NHL.com. Columbus, OH: Columbus Blue Jackets. November 4, 2016. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
- The Canadian Press (October 6, 2017). "Dubois scores in debut; Jackets rout Isles". TSN.ca. Columbus, OH: TSN. Retrieved December 8, 2017.
Rookies Sonny Milano and Pierre-Luc Dubois had their first NHL goals
- "Blue Jackets assign Sonny Milano to Cleveland Monsters". NHL.com. Columbus, OH: Columbus Blue Jackets. December 3, 2017. Retrieved December 8, 2017.
- Hedger, Brian (December 4, 2017). "Tortorella says Milano decision was 'unfair,' but necessary". NHL.com. Columbus Blue Jackets. Retrieved December 8, 2017.
- "Blue Jackets recall Sonny Milano from Cleveland Monsters". NHL.com. Columbus, OH: Columbus Blue Jackets. December 9, 2017. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
- Milano, Sonny – Toronto Maple Leafs – News
- Gold-Medal Game Recap: USA Wins Gold Over Czech Republic | USA Hockey
- "2018 U.S. MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER". teamusa.usahockey.com. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
- 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 Archived June 27, 2014, at Archive.today
- Biographical information and career statistics 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