Follow| Archive This is not how Sonny Milano thought his free agency would go. Coming off a career-high 34 point season with the Anaheim Ducks, the 2014 first-round pick (Columbus) was surprisingly unsigned until mid-September, when the reigning Pacific Division-champion Calgary Flames reached out with an opportunity.
He signed a professional tryout agreement and is now at camp. “Obviously I was hoping for a contract, but that’s where we are at right now,” Milano said on Thursday after the team’s first on-ice session.
The winger is coming off a two-year, $3.4 million deal with the Ducks. “[Calgary] seemed happy about me coming and telling me there’s a spot open and I’ve just got to get it.” The 26-year-old left wing was skating on a line with fellow newcomers Cody Eakin and Nazem Kadri.
Eakin is a likely placeholder for Andrew Mangiapane, who tweaked something during informal skates and will not participate in the early part of training camp.Read more on tsn.ca