Sonny Milano gets 2-year extension, stays with Anaheim Ducks

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP)Left wing Sonny Milano has agreed to a two-year, $3.4 million contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks.

The Ducks announced the deal Tuesday night.

Anaheim acquired Milano from Columbus last February in a trade for Devin Shore. Milano contributed two goals and three assists in nine games with the Ducks before the coronavirus pandemic ended their season.

Milano spent parts of five seasons with the Blue Jackets, recording 20 goals and 22 assists in 116 games. He was eligible for restricted free agency this summer.

Columbus chose Milano with the 16th overall pick in the 2014 draft, and the Long Island native reached the NHL as a 19-year-old in March 2016. He scored a career-best 14 goals for the Blue Jackets during the 2017-18 season, and he has impressed the Ducks’ coaches during his brief stint in Anaheim with his speed and offensive creativity.

The Ducks’ remaining free agents include defensemen Michael Del Zotto and Matt Irwin. Ryan Miller also is without a contract for next season, but the 40-year-old veteran is expected to be re-signed by Anaheim if the winningest American goaltender in NHL history elects to continue his career.

Anaheim general manager Bob Murray has re-signed right wing Troy Terry and defensemen Brendan Guhle and Kodie Curran to multiyear contracts during the Ducks’ extra-long offseason.

The Ducks haven’t yet re-signed potential restricted free agent defenseman Jacob Larsson, who had two goals and nine assists in 60 games last season.

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