Future Watch: Sonny Milano Hockey Rookie Cards, Blue Jackets – Sonny Milano was selected 16th overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2014 NHL Draft. The highly skilled left winger hails from Massapequa, NY, one of many talented players who hail from Long Island. Even before he was drafted, Milano was on every scouts radar for a multitude of reasons.
He’s excelled in international play. In Juniors he had 68 points in 50 games playing for the Plymouth Whalers. So far in his AHL career he has 36 points in 64 games. Plus, he has some playoff experience, all at the age of 20. Its fair to say that he’s ahead of schedule.
As a member of the NTDP he played with Jack Eichel and Dylan Larkin. Two year’s ago he had Auston Matthews as a teammate representing Team USA at the 2015 World Junior Championships. The only thing left for him to conquer is getting a regular spot in the NHL.
Last year he played three games with the Columbus Blue Jackets. At 6′-1″, 205lbs., he has a pro body and he did manage to get one point in three games. It was something to build on. Technically he has only played in 67 regular season professional games. That’s not even a full season, but when you see him fly down the ice with great vision and puck skills you can’t help but think that he’s very close.
Here’s a look at his crazy stick skills off the ice that got a lot of notoriety prior to the draft:
With the NHL season right around the corner he’ll be in training camp and he should make it straight through the preseason and right on the team’s everyday roster.
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