The Jackets used their first round pick on Boston College-bound Sonny Milano, a highly skilled winger from the USNTDP. Milano lit up the USHL playing on a line with Alex Tuch and 2015 Draft-eligible center Jack Eichel.
I love this pick. Milano has hockey sense and skill in spades, and has the ability to be a lethal sniper for the Jackets, unlike any player they have ever possessed.
The added benefit of taking a player who's college bound is the four-year development cycle, versus the two-year cycle for junior and European players before they have to be signed.
Here's our profile on Milano:
Current Team: Boston College, NCAA
Date of Birth: May 12, 1996
Place of Birth: Massapequa,New York, USA
Weight: 185 lbs