NHL Sonny Milano stays in Washington

NHL: Sonny Milano stays in Washington

After Washington Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan settled Dylan Strome’s case, he granted Sonny Milano a three-year contract extension on Saturday.

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The 26-year-old forward will earn an average annual salary of $1.9 million as part of the deal.

A former Columbus Blue Jackets first-round pick in 2014, Milano has had a roller coaster season. Released by the Anaheim Ducks despite a 34-point campaign in 66 games, the American winger signed a pro-test deal with the Calgary Flames.

That fall stint in Alberta was unsuccessful, however, and Milano once again found himself unemployed. A few days into the season, he finally signed a one-year, $750,000 contract with the team in the American capital.

Milano scored eight goals and 22 points in 40 duels with the “Caps”, mostly playing in the third unit.

In his career, he collected 103 points in 237 games. He also won the 2016 Calder Cup with the Lake Erie Monsters and has often represented the United States internationally at junior level.