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Blue Jackets sign 2014 first-round draft pick Sonny Milano to entry level contract

by Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO — The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed forward Sonny Milano, the club’s first pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, to a three-year entry level contract, Blue Jackets General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed.

“Sonny Milano is a skilled, dynamic player and we’re very happy to add him to the exciting group of prospects within our organization,” said Kekalainen. “We are looking forward to watching his development and helping him grow both on and off the ice in the years to come.”

Sonny Milano, selected 16th overall by Columbus in 2014, will play for the OHL's Plymouth Whalers this season.

Milano, 18, was the 16th overall pick in last June’s NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. A member of the Ontario Hockey League’s Plymouth Whalers, he is among 25 players representing the Blue Jackets at the Annual NHL Prospects Tournament to be held at the Center Ice Arena in Traverse City, Michigan from September 12-16.

The Massapequa, New York native has spent the past two seasons playing for the United States National Development Program, where he registered 24 goals and 37 assists for 61 points with 33 penalty minutes in 63 games.

In 2013-14, he collected 14-25-39 and 33 penalty minutes in 25 outings. He also notched 3-7-10 in seven games at this year’s IIHF World Under-18 Championships.

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