Sonny Milano | LW     USA U18 | NTDP
Height: 5’11”     Weight: 185     Shoots: Left
Born: May 12, 1996

Career Statistics
2012-2013   U-17   GP: 56   G: 20   A: 26   P: 46   +/-: N/A   PIM: 22

Player Overview
Sonny Milano has been an offensive juggernaut for the
US National Team Development Program
(Photo Credit: The Hockey News)
Sonny Milano is one of those players who has been on people’s radar for quite a few years. In 2011, Milano entered a contest issued by Bauer Hockey to display, via video, how they will change the game with the Bauer Apx skates. The best submission won the skates, and Milano’s performance was truly outstanding. Displaying his slick stick skills and great hand eye coordination, Milano jumped on the hockey scene early. And now with the US National Team Development Program, he is certainly not disappointing.

Originally committed to play for the University of Notre Dame, Milano recently switched and will be joining Boston College in the fall of 2014. But for the time being, the standout winger is busy leading his team in scoring with 45 points in only 27 games. No surprise though for the slippery winger with a quick wrister. With great speed and elusiveness to boot, Milano is not only effective in traffic, but also in open space.

He likes to make things happen on his own, but also wants to be one who makes his teammates better thanks to his wealth of skill and great vision. But what really stands out about Milano is what Central Scouting’s Greg Rajanen calls “magical hands.” A dynamic play creator, the young winger has great hands and excels with the puck on his stick.

Very determined and tough to stop, Milano tries to play a complete game. Working on his defensive game and play without the puck, the undersized Milano does have an element of grit as you will occasionally find him battling in the dirty areas to create offense.

His coach, Danton Cole has said that Milano has as much skill as anyone he has coached in 15 years. The offensive juggernaut for the USNTDP will be one to keep an eye on.