Washington Capitals sign Sonny Milano to three-year contract extension

The Washington Capitals have signed forward Sonny Milano to a three-year contract extension, the club announced Saturday night.

Milano, 26, has eight goals and 22 points in 40 games for the Capitals this year. His new contract carries an annual cap of $1.9 million through the end of the 2025-26 season.

The Capitals originally signed Milano to a one-year, $750,000 contract for 2022-23 after he was released by the Calgary Flames after an unsuccessful tryout in training camp.

The Columbus Blue Jackets originally selected Milano in the first round (16th overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft. The six-foot, 194-pound winger spent five seasons with the Blue Jackets, scoring 14 goals in 55 games in 2017-18 before being traded to the Anaheim Ducks in 2020.

Milano developed chemistry with Ducks teammate Trevor Zegras in the 2021-22 season and posted some of the best numbers of his career, recording 14 goals and 34 points in 66 games. But the Ducks opted not to offer Milan a qualifying offer after the season, letting him sign with another team.

Finally arriving at DC after a long stint as an unrestricted free agent, Milano is currently tied for third with the Capitals with eight even-strength goals this season and is on course to surpass the career points record that he established with the Ducks last year.

Milano and the Capitals (27–20–6) will return to action Feb. 11 when they visit the top-flight Boston Bruins (39–7–5) at TD Garden.

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