Sonny Milano

Sonny Milano

28-Year-Old Left WingLW
Washington Capitals
2023 Fantasy Outlook
From a camp cut with the Flames to a three-year extension after proving himself with the Capitals, Milano saw the lowest and highest the NHL can offer in 2022-23. Overall, his 33 points in 64 games ended up being similar to the 34-point effort he managed a year before with the Ducks. When the Capitals are healthy, Milano is nothing more than a third-liner, but he's a capable fill in if other left wingers get hurt -- and that's a very realistic possibility, given Washington signed Max Pacioretty this summer. Milano could push for a 40-point campaign this year if he can stay in the lineup and earn some extra power-play time, so he's a fringe option in standard fantasy formats. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $5.7 million contract extension with the Capitals in February of 2023.
Suiting up Friday
LWWashington Capitals
April 26, 2024
Milano (undisclosed) will be in action against the Rangers for Game 3 on Friday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Milano has scored just two goals in his last 13 outings while registering a mere 10 shots over that span. Nicolas Aube-Kubel figures to find himself watching from the press box with Milano available to play Friday.
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2023–24 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    12:30
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:56
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:00
 
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12:54
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Ready for Game 3?
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April 26, 2024
Milano was on the ice for morning skate, Bailey Johnson of The Washington Post reports, indicating he could return from an undisclosed injury for Friday's Game 3 against the Rangers.
ANALYSIS
Milano's absence from Thursday's practice was deemed a maintenance day, which seems to have been confirmed by his presence on the ice Friday. If Milano were to miss Game 3, it would likely result in Nicolas Aube-Kubel remaining in the lineup. Milano is currently stuck in a four-game pointless streak.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Milano played 55 games between the Blue Jackets and the Ducks last year, producing a career-best 23 points. The 16th overall pick from 2014 never figured it out in Columbus, but he'll look to become an integral part of the Ducks' rebuild in 2020-21. Milano projects to see top-six usage for the first time in his career, which could make his track record as a 25-to-30 point player more sustainable even while being part of a lackluster offense. Fantasy managers shouldn't expect too much physicality or non-scoring production from the winger, but his scoring potential has some value in deeper formats.
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.
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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In doubt for Friday
LWWashington Capitals
Undisclosed
April 25, 2024
Milano (undisclosed) missed Thursday's morning skate, raising doubts about his availability versus the Rangers for Game 3 on Friday, Sammi Silber of The Hockey News reports.
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Two-goal outburst
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April 13, 2024
Milano scored two goals in a 4-2 win over the Lightning on Saturday.
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Returns to lineup
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March 30, 2024
Milano played 19:06 of ice time in a 3-2 shootout loss to Boston on Saturday.
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Game-time decision against Bruins
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Upper Body
March 29, 2024
Milano (upper body) will be a game-time call for Saturday's matchup with Boston, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
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Still out Thursday
LWWashington Capitals
Upper Body
March 28, 2024
Milano (upper body) won't play Thursday versus the Maple Leafs.
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