It was announced early Monday afternoon that Blue Jackets forward Sonny Milano has accepted his qualifying offer from the team for one year, $874,125.
#CBJ forward Sonny Milano has accepted his qualifying offer of $874,125 and is back under contract for the 2019-20 season. He’ll be an RFA again next summer.— Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) July 15, 2019
I don’t think he was in line to make much more than he did, but it’s a good idea on Milano’s part to take the offer and see how how the rest plays out. You’ll remember his little incident recently.
Not sure Milano had much negotiating leverage anyway, but his brush with the law last weekend certainly didn’t help.— Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) July 15, 2019
Spoke with his attorney last last week, and Milano has been advised not to discuss his legal matter.
Now carry on with your summers.
Milano appeared in eight games at the NHL level last season, registering one goal. In 27 games for AHL Cleveland, he put up 24 points (11 goals, 13 assists), and another 10 points (two goals, eight assists) for the Monsters’ playoff run over eight games. Now that Milano has agreed to a deal, there’s just the big fish on the team still to sort out.