Sonny Milano
Sonny Milano
22-Year-Old Left WingLW
Columbus Blue Jackets
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The 16th overall pick in the 2014 draft has made strides with his defensive awareness and two-way game, but Milano still remains primarily an offensive player, as evidenced by his eye-popping 20.3 percent shooting in his first extended NHL action. The 22-year-old prides himself on being able to exploit any tiny chink in a goalie's armor from nearly any spot in the attacking zone, but until he earns coach John Tortorella's full trust on the other 140 feet of the rink, Milano will have a hard time climbing into a prominent spot on the depth chart. Read Past Outlooks
Skips back to AHL
LWColumbus Blue Jackets  Minors
November 3, 2018
Milano was reassigned to AHL Cleveland on Saturday, Dave Maetzold of 610 WTVN reports.
ANALYSIS
Milano heads back to the AHL following news that Brandon Dubinsky (oblique) will return to action for Saturday night's road contest against the Kings. It's been a trying year for Milano, as he's only averaged 8:19 of ice time and a single goal represents his point total over eight NHL games this season. He should benefit from increased rink run at the lower level, though.
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Sonny Milano 2018–19 NHL Game Log
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2018–19 Depth Chart Status
Sonny Milano is not listed on the Columbus Blue Jackets depth Chart.
2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    8:19
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:12
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:00
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
11:41
1:37
0:00
2016–17
0:00
0:00
0:00
2017–18
0:00
0:00
0:00
2017–18
11:39
1:40
0:00
2018–19
8:19
0:12
0:00
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
2014
Milano is on the brink of a substantial role in the NHL. The Blue Jackets nabbed him with the 16th overall pick in the 2014 draft, and he’s fashioned 83 points (32 goals, 51 assists) in 127 AHL games for Springfield and Lake Erie/Cleveland over the past three seasons. A fleet-footed winger with first-rate stickhandling ability, Milano has appeared in seven NHL games to date but his garnering a full-time role largely depends on how well he can tighten up his defensive play. Still, Milano remains a quality speculative pick in redraft leagues, and he’s long been keeper material.
Milano has great pedigree as the No. 16 overall pick in 2014 and a fine scorer for both the U.S. National Under-18 Team and the OHL's Plymouth Whalers in past seasons, but his first campaign in the AHL was a little slow -- 14 goals and 31 points in 54 games. He did, however, get a three-game stint with Columbus, notching his first NHL point in that span. Milano will probably spend much of this season developing in the AHL ranks, leaving his value restricted mostly to keeper formats.
Milano was a bright spot for the otherwise largely brutal Plymouth Whalers of the OHL last year, as the spectacularly talented youngster led his team in points (by 17!) despite playing only 50 of 68 regular-season contests thanks to the two facial fractures he sustained in a prospects game during the Jackets' training camp. His total of 22 goals and 68 points doesn't jump off the page by junior hockey standards, but it's legitimately possible that he was the only player on that team with an NHL future. His more immediate future will most likely be a season spent mostly with AHL Springfield, where he picked up five assists in a 10-game sample at the end of last year.
The 16th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, Milano's game is pure offense at this point, but he brings an electricity to that end of the rink that few prospects possess. He'll need to learn to find his way around in his own zone before he'll earn a place on a Blue Jackets' roster built to play a relentless, end-to-end style, but if he does round out his game, Milano's speed and top-shelf skill could provide a fantasy windfall.
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Struggling early on
LWColumbus Blue Jackets  Minors
October 15, 2018
Milano has been held without a point through the season's first five games.
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Given night off Tuesday
LWColumbus Blue Jackets  Minors
September 26, 2018
Milano did not play in Tuesday's 4-2 road win over the Sabres. He isn't injured, but Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella wanted to give some of the bubble players an extended look, as suggested by Adam Jardy of The Columbus Dispatch.
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Heading to Worlds
LWColumbus Blue Jackets  Minors
April 28, 2018
Milano will represent Team USA at the IIHF Championship, which runs from May 4-20, USA Hockey reports.
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Bags goal Tuesday
LWColumbus Blue Jackets  Minors
April 4, 2018
Milano scored a goal on two shots during Tuesday's victory over Detroit.
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Back in NHL
LWColumbus Blue Jackets  Minors
February 26, 2018
Milano was recalled from AHL Cleveland on Monday.
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