After not being signed by an NHL team all summer, it looks as if unrestricted free agent forward Sonny Milano
will have to earn a contract at training camp.
According to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman, the Calgary Flames are signing Sonny Milano
to a professional tryout contract and he will be at training camp with the team later this week.
It's still unclear as to why teams were hesitant to sign the 26-year-old, but one of the reasons could be his concussion history, which DailyFaceoff's Frank Seravalli said
on Sportsnet 960 radio less than a week ago.
Milano, a native of Massapequa (New York), had a career-year with the Anaheim Ducks during the 2021-22 season. In 66 games, Milano put up 34 points (14 goals, 20 assists), ten penalty minutes and was a minus-nine.
Most famously last season, Milano connected with fellow Ducks forward Trevor Zegras
for the "alley-oop" goal against the Buffalo Sabres. Zegras put the puck on his stick behind the net, flipped it over the net to Milano, who batted it in.
The Flames currently have $2,136,667 in cap space, so signing Milano at the end of training camp shouldn't be much of an issue and he would be perfect in a middle-six role.
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