Sonny Milano: 2014 NHL Top Prospect

Sonny MIlano2Sonny Milano — 

League:  USHL      Team:  USNDT

Position:  LW     Shoots:  Left

DOB:  May 12, 1996     Birthplace:  Massapequa, N.Y.

Height: 5’11     Weight:  185


2013-14 Games: 58   G: 29   A: 56  Pts:  85  PIM: 25   Plus/Minus: +35

U18 WJC:

2013-14 Games: 7   G: 3   A: 7  Pts:  10  PIM: 4   Plus/Minus:  

Sonny Milano played this past season in the USHL for the  US-U18 National Development Team.

Winnipeg Hockey Talk’s evaluations of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft top prospects continue today with our featured prospect Sonny Milano.


1.  Represented the United States at the 2013 World U17 Championship (Bronze).

2.  Represented the United States at the 2014 U18 World Junior Hockey Championship (Gold). 

3.  Drafted in the 4th round, 81st overall by the Plymouth Whalers in the 2012 OHL Priority Draft.

4.  Committed to in the play in the NCAA for Boston College.

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Offensive Buzzwords

Sonny Milano is a highly skilled forward with silky hands and a very good shot.  What makes him dangerous is his ability to make plays while at top speed and his willingness to shoot the puck.  


He is a very good skater with high end speed and acceleration.     

Defensive Buzzwords

Sonny Milano like all young skilled forwards will have to work to be better defensively at the next level.  That’s typical with a lot of skilled hockey players that dominate offensively at the lower levels. They always have the puck but it won’t be that easy at the college level and then the pro level. 

Prospect Analysis 

Sonny Milano was second in scoring on the USA U18 Developmental Team behind next years #1 overall pick contender Jack Eichel.  Milano definitely has Top 6 forward potential at the NHL level but will need to work on his defensive game.  In a wide open draft Sonny Milano could sneak into the Top 10 but will probably go somewhere in the 10-20 range.  Another solid prospect from the USA Hockey.  A real interesting player.  Could be the sleeper in the 2014 draft.         


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