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Capitals sign Sonny Milano to 3-year extension

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Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan has been busy.

Washington re-signed forward Sonny Milano to a three-year deal with an average annual value of $1.9 million, the team announced Saturday after the All-Star Game.

Milano has eight goals and 14 assists in 40 contests while averaging 13:30 of ice time per game as a Capital.

The 26-year-old hit the open market last summer after the Anaheim Ducks opted not to give him a qualifying offer as a restricted free agent. Milano enjoyed a career season with the Ducks in 2021-22, chipping in with 14 goals and 34 points in 66 games. He also memorably buried Trevor Zegras' stunning alley-oop assist that went viral in December 2021.

The Calgary Flames then picked him up on a professional tryout in September but ultimately cut him a couple weeks later.

Ten days later, Washington signed him to a one-year, $750,000 pact as an unrestricted free agent, and he made his Capitals debut on Nov. 5.

The Columbus Blue Jackets' 16th overall pick in 2014, Milano has 103 points in 237 career NHL games.

The Capitals also inked pending restricted free agent Dylan Strome to a five-year, $25-million pact on Friday.

Capitals sign Sonny Milano to 3-year extension
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