The Capitals carried a trend of locking up young talent through the weekend.
After re-signing 25-year-old center Dylan Strome to a five-year extension on Friday, the Capitals announced on Saturday that they'd re-signed 26-year-old forward Sonny Milano to a three-year contract extension.
Milano's new contract will carry an average annual value of $1.9 million, which comes out to $5.7 million over the duration of the deal. That's a substantial pay raise from the $750,000 he was previously making on a one-year deal with Washington.
Milano has recorded 22 points (8 goals, 14 assists) in 40 games in 2022-23 since making his debut with the Capitals on Nov. 5, 2022. His eight goals rank tied for fourth on the team and his 22 points rank sixth. He is also tied for third on the Caps with eight even-strength goals. He's on pace for 37 points, which would be a single-season career high.
Milano was originally drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets as a first-rounder (16th overall) in 2014. He's recorded 103 points (44 goals, 59 assists) in 237 career NHL games between Washington, Columbus and Anaheim.
He won the Calder Cup with the Lake Erie Monsters — the Columbus affiliate in the AHL — in 2016.
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