Milan, Daniel

North American Juniors Game Night: 9-30-11

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 2 @ Val-d’Or Foreurs 5

D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 3 GP, 0-3-3, -3, 5 PIM

Janosik’s power play assist gave him three helpers in three games. Gatineau was down 3-0 by the mid-way point of the game and had to play catch-up all night.

Moncton Wildcats 1 @ Quebec Remparts 5

D Daniel Milan, MON: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 0 Hit
Season Totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM

Milan and the Wildcats played on the same rink the Lightning practiced on earlier in the day. Patrick Roy’s Remparts skated to an easy 5-1 win Friday night. Milan had his first point of the season in his second game. Moncton was already down 5-0 at the time, unfortunately. The Lightning are in Quebec City to play the Canadiens Saturday night.

OHL

Sudbury Wolves 2 @ London Knights 8

C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 3 GP, 1-1-2, -1, 2 PIM

This is hard to understand. The Knights have scored eight goals in two of their three games this season, yet of those 16 goals, Namestnikov has only one assist toward the total. The good news for London is they’re getting it done without the first rounder’s offensive production. There’s enough talent around him that Namestnikov should have a big season. Finishing on the minus side of even in an 8-2 win is not going to help much. Second year player Ryan Rupert (2012) had a hatter for London.
0-0-1

Owen Sound Attack 3 @ Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 5

D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM (holding)
Season Totals: 5 GP, 0-2-2, -1, 4 PIM

Schemitsch had an assist for the second straight game, but his Owen Sound Attack fell in a rematch of last year’s OHL championship won by the Attack. The Majors, last year’s Memorial Cup hosts, got the better of Owen Sound in the Cup tournament and finished runner-up to St. John last May. Leafs 2011 first rounder Stuart Percy had two goals for the Majors.

North American Juniors Game Night: 9-29-11

QMJHL

Moncton Wildcats 3 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 2

D Daniel Milan, MON: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hit
Last Season’s Totals: 68 GP, 14-24-38, -26, 76 PIM

Milan was plus-1 in the game, fresh off spending training camp with the Lightning. He was awarded for his good play at camp with an NHL contract that will kick in when he turns pro next season. Milan and Phoenix Coyote first rounder Brandon Gormley – who was thought to be a likely choice for the Lightning with their 2010 first rounder – both played for the first time in the game. Gormley had a goal. Shawinigan is the Memorial Cup hosts this season and is ranked No.7 in the country in the latest CHL MasterCard Top-10. Peter Sakaris (undrafted) had both goals for the Cataractes.

OHL

Owen Sound Attack 2 @ Barrie Colts 1 (SO)

D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM

Schemitsch earned a power play assist on the game tying goal scored early in the third period to help the Attack to a 2-1 shootout win over the home side, Barrie. Schemitsch did not participate in the shootout. Schemitsch had 40 points as an OHL rookie two years ago, but due to injuries and a different role, fell to 20 points last season.

Milan's Fortunes on Rise

Neil Hodge, Moncton Times & Transcript

It's really a remarkable story when you look at the big picture.

Daniel Milan cracked the Moncton Wildcats' roster on a free agent tryout and was named to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League All-Rookie Team last season. That earned him a free agent invitation to a National Hockey League training camp this season.

The 19-year-old defenceman impressed the Tampa Bay Lightning so much that last week they signed him to a three-year contract. He's back in Moncton now, but if he continues to develop as expected look for him to begin his professional career next season.

Daniel Milan

Basics
Position: 
Defense
Height: 
6.03
Weight: 
210
Age: 
22
Acquired: 
Signed as an unrestricted free agent on September 23, 2011
Last Team: 
Wichita (ECHL)
Contract
Signing Date: 
09/23/2011
Contract Type: 
Entry-level
Contract Length: 
3 years
Cap Number: 
$548 333
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