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MUST WATCH: Sonny Milano scores highlight-reel goal

by Rob Mixer / Columbus Blue Jackets


Sonny Milano has wicked skill.

He doesn't turn 20 years old until tomorrow, but the Blue Jackets' No. 1 pick in 2014 has grown tremendously in his first full season of pro hockey. He scored 14 goals in 54 regular season games, and as the season progressed, so did his all-around game (including a call-up to make his NHL debut in March).

After Tuesday night's Game 4 at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Milano has three goals in the Monsters' (to date) seven-game Calder Cup playoff run.

His third goal was one you're going to watch over and over again.

In a 1-1 tie in the second period, Milano broke down the right wing and took a pass from captain Ryan Craig before continuing his path down near the goal line.

Before reaching the goal line, Milano made a quick counter-clockwise spin move and whipped a backhand shot high and under the crossbar on Griffins goaltender Tom McCollum.

The goal gave the Monsters a 2-1 lead and the advantage would bubble to 4-1 in the second period before the Griffins began their rally.

Here's the goal we're talking about, which was SportsCenter's #1 play of the night:

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