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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.
Hearing Sonny Milano will be signing with WASH. He does need to clear waivers…so he can start in AHL Hershey. Sounds like a one-year, one-way deal
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) October 16, 2022
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.
Sounds like the plan is for Milano to head to AHL Hershey, assuming he clears waivers. The #Caps are trying to replenish organizational depth after losing Jonsson-Fjallby and Leason on waivers.
— Tarik El-Bashir (@Tarik_ElBashir) October 16, 2022
By Michael Fleetwood