At 6-foot-0, 183 pounds, Sonny Milano‘s only weakness, if any, may be his size. The Boston College commit skated for the US National Team Development Program in the 2013-14 season and earned a reputation for undressing defensemen and goaltenders with his smooth hands and quick release. With that being said, you can clearly see why Milano would fit into the Boston Bruins‘ system so well.
The 18-year-old 2014 NHL draft prospect was born in Massapequa, NY, and is debatable the second best American born player in the draft. Milano trails fellow USNTDP teammate, Alex Tuch, who will also play for the BC Eagles under legendary college hockey coach Jerry York.
York will help with the development that Milano needs to compete at the next level, so once he hits the NHL, he will be ready to make an impact wherever he lands in the draft. Milano is a dynamic forward who can open up the ice with his speed. And with the great vision, Milano can hit his teammates with tape-to-tape passes before they even know what hit them.
Milano would fit perfectly in the Bruins’ system. He loves to carry the puck through the neutral zone, and while Milano’s play in his own zone could use a little improvement, the great defensive mind of head coach Claude Julien should have no problem molding the young talent into a strong, two-way player.
Some say Milano has hands of a magician, and I would agree, because he does make magic happen on the ice. If he is still on the board late in the first round, the Bruins will be foolish to pass up this young star.