The Sonny Milano Conundrum: Boston College Or Plymouth?


Sonny Milano was drafted 16th overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets. Twenty minutes later a video of the freshly turned adult surfaced, displaying his insane stick/puck handling skills, if you haven’t seen it yet check it out here. Now, Milano has a choice ahead of him, to continue with his choice of attending the NHL player factory that is Boston College or playing for the Plymouth Whalers of the OHL.

Jun 27, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Sonny Milano poses for a photo with team officials after being selected as the number sixteen overall pick to the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Milano has said he has wanted to attend Boston College for a long time, he fell in love with the campus as a kid. As their football team has seen better days, the hockey team could be the big men on campus, making a 1st round draft pick King of the big men. That would be enough to excite any 18-year-old kid with raging hormones. Also plug into the equation he would be in Boston and not Plymouth, Michigan a suburb of Detroit, and you can see why Milano is sticking to his commitment, to this point anyway.

Milano stands 5’11” and weighs in at 190 lbs., and see’s himself needing to be 200 lbs. to be an everyday player in the NHL. If he sticks it out with Boston College he will play in anywhere from 30-45 games in a season. If he chooses Plymouth, he could play in close to 80+ games, which some say could be too much for his 18-year-old frame. Sonny Milano’s 18-year-old frame is only going to mature and start growing muscle like a young Jose Canseco on steroids. No matter if it’s in Boston or Plymouth, either way the kid is going to get some great experience and a chance to begin growing into a man.

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In Boston he will get the chance to take in the college experience, go to class, meet girls, sleep late(once hockey season is over), and drink a beer or two. In Plymouth he will have some more money in his bank account, go to team meetings, still meet girls, and let’s be honest still drink a beer or two. The decision will be one that will shape him for years to come, neither in a negative way, but it is a decision that need not be taken lightly. Either way it is a decision that I would not mind having, he is going to get to play a sport he loves, and one day he will probably become a millionaire while playing that sport.

All I have to say is good luck which ever way you go Sonny, if you are having a hard time use your heart as the deciding factor. I look forward to seeing you in a Columbus Blue Jackets sweater here sooner rather than later.