By John Vogl
Position: Left wing
Junior team: USA U-18 (USHL)
Measurables: 6-foot, 183 pounds
2013-14 stats: 50 games, 24 goals, 48 assists, 72 points
Central Scouting rank: No. 16 (North America)
Lowdown: A lot of kids show their admiration of Patrick Kane in an obvious manner, donning No. 88 for their teams. Milano is a little slicker. He honors Kane by wearing No. 27, which the South Buffalo native wore during his time with the U.S. National Team Development Program.
Milano has the offensive tools to resemble Kane. He once skated behind the net during a game and flipped the puck over the cage and the goaltender, onto the waiting stick of a teammate. He can make plays at top speed, a skill that often eludes young prospects. He can play all three forward spots.
Milano isn’t the most physical player. His defensive responsibilities can use work. He’s set to play for Boston College this fall.
They said it: "He's so dynamic, very good with the puck in traffic and in open ice and can make defensemen look silly. He likes to get under your skin. He certainly has the potential of becoming a complete player." – David Gregory, NHL Central Scouting.
The Buffalo News is profiling 30 prospects in 30 days leading up to the NHL draft, which begins June 27.
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