Sonny Milano Clears Waivers, Will Report To Hershey

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The Capitals signed free agent winger Sonny Milano to a one-year, one-way deal on Sunday and then placed him on waivers later in the day in order to send him to AHL Hershey.

Milano, who was available to all teams in recent weeks, went unclaimed by the 2PM deadline on Monday and will now report to Hershey.

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.

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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6 Responses to Sonny Milano Clears Waivers, Will Report To Hershey

  1. novafyre says:

    It’s a shame Pepperidge Farm is owned by Campbell’s and not Hershey. Good marketing opportunity there.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Well, this should be an interesting watch.

  3. Jeremy says:

    Hyped to see what he can do

  4. Jonathan says:

    So the theory was posed by F____ that since Milano signed a one way 750K contract that he wouldn’t be claimed. Not sure if that means anything, because if he was claimed, wouldn’t he have to stay with in the NHL to stay with the claiming team? So a 2 way contract wouldn’t make any difference, right?

    But if F_____ is somehow correct, why didn’t we do that with AJF? I think his was a 2 way contract (1.5 mil/2 year, minors this year expected to earn 400K).

    Anyway, not to beat a dead horse, just trying to be educated. I try anyway.

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