Report: Forward Sonny Milano to Sign With the Washington Capitals

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Forward Sonny Milano will be signing with the Washington Capitals, per reports. The former Columbus Blue Jacket and Anaheim Duck is 26-years old.

Per Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the deal is a one-year, one-way deal and Milano will have to clear waivers first. He will likely start the season in the American Hockey League.

The Massapequa, New York native recorded 14 goals and 34 points in 66 Games Played with Anaheim last season. Originally drafted by Columbus with the 16th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, Milano made highlight reels with this goal against the Buffalo Sabres during his time with Anaheim.

In 197 Games Played in parts of eight NHL season, Milano has 36 Goals and 81 Points. He was signed to a Professional Tryout Offer by the Calgary Flames in September, but was released from the offer. His 14-goal, 34-point performance last season marked his best in the NHL. He is a former Bronze Medal winner with Team USA at the World Hockey Championships (2018) and was a member of the Lake Erie Monsters’ Calder Cup-winning team in the 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs.

After losing young forwards Axel Jonsson-Fjallby and Brett Leason to waiver claims, the Caps seem to be attempting to give the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears additional options.

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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5 Responses to Report: Forward Sonny Milano to Sign With the Washington Capitals

  1. Anonymous says:

    Good add. Low risk. He’ll need to prove himself in Hershey.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Alright Mac, I see you!

  3. steven says:

    Just wondering if he is better than AJF? When he is brought up who goes……MoJO, CMM or Snively?

    • Jon Sorensen says:

      I think they will compete to decide the answer to your question. I’m looking forward to seeing them battle it out. I think Hershey is the real winner, at least for now.

  4. DWGie26 says:

    Love this move. 26 year old who is NHL ready as an injury call up. Bmac and Ted continue to show they are willing to spend. Sonny will make $750k whether he is in Hershey or Wash.

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