THW’s NHL Draft War Room Rankings (E-Mac): #16 (Feb 2014)
THW’s NHL Draft Rankings – The Next Ones Edition (aka Chris’s List): #20 (March 2014)
- Hashtag/Nickname: #MrMagicHands
- Team: #27, US U18 NTDP, USHL
- Position: Left Wing
- Shoots: Left
- Height: 6’0
- Weight: 183 lb.
- Born: Massapequa, NY, 12-May-96
- Twitter: @27SMiLano
16 – Bob MacKenzie, Jan-14
18 – ISS, Feb-14
20 – Craig Button, Jan-14
20 – Future Considerations, Feb-14
20 – NHL Combined – Mid-term, Jan-14
- Quote 1: David Gregory of NHL Central Scouting at NHL.com, “He’s so dynamic, very good with the puck in traffic and in open ice and can make defensemen look silly. He enjoys chirping at other players too. He likes to get under your skin. He’ll allow the play to come to him, take a hit and chirp it up before heading on a 2-on-1 in the opposite direction resulting in a goal … I’ve seen it happen. He certainly has the potential of becoming a complete player.”
From the THW War Room
- Eldon MacDonald, THW: A few words on Sonny Milano:
- Magic hands – Give him the puck and you will see magic at top speed that will make a magician green with envy.
- Skills – His acceleration and agility are money. Combine them with a good high gear, a great shot with a quick release and outstanding vision and you get the leading scorer on Team USA – U18 NTDP.
- Intangibles – He has that will to be better that coaches love.
- Defense – Could be better but he plays with enough grit and shows enough determination that he will eventually overcome any lingering deficiencies.
- Draft position – 15-20 on most lists, Sonny could go higher with a break out U18 WJC performance.
About NHL Draft War Room Series
This series is compiled by Eldon MacDonald and edited by @ChrisRalphTHW)