In his first season with the Ontario Hockey League’s Plymouth Whalers, Milano had a team-leading 22 goals and 46 assists in 50 games. The 18-year-old also had two goals and four points in five games at the World Junior Hockey Championship.
Here’s a look at some of Milano’s work from his rookie season in the OHL:
Columbus is also watching prospect Oliver Bjorkstrand closely.
The Dispatch reports that Bjorkstrand could join the Blue Jackets this season, if injuries persist.
Bjorkstrand’s Portland Winterhawks open the first round of the Western Hockey League playoffs this weekend against the Seattle Thunderbirds.
The 19-year-old had 63 goals and 118 points in 59 regular season games this season.
The Columbus Blue Jackets’ comeback win against the San Jose Sharks already heightened moods. Now it looks like the team is getting a little healthier, even if it’s not on the level to dramatically improve their outlook in the short-term.
For one thing, the Columbus Dispatch’s Aaron Portzline reports that Curtis McElhinney joined his teammates on Friday after dealing with head and/or neck issues. Sergei Bobrovsky is still expected to start against the Anaheim Ducks tonight, though.