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.
Sonny Milano (WASH) is lone player on waivers today
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) October 16, 2022
Milano, who was available to all teams in recent weeks, went unclaimed by the 2PM deadline on Monday and will now report to Hershey.
Milano clears. Bjork (BUF) on waivers
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) October 17, 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.