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Fantasy Summary

A quick, athletic goaltender who reads play with ease. Plays a calm, clean, technical game with aggressive positioning and good footwork, making up for the lack of size. A long-term project that competes hard and thrives under pressure.


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March 2024 – On March 18, Milic was named AHL Player of the Week for the period ending on Sunday, March 17. For the week, he had a 3-0-0 record, 1.30 GAA and a .953 SV%, allowing four goals on 85 shots, including his first career AHL shutout. Mark Henry

 

March 2024 – The Manitoba Moose recalled Milic from the ECHL’s Norfolk Admirals on January 22. Since then, Milic has helped the Moose get back into AHL Calder Cup playoff contention; in 14 starts, he has a record of 9-4-1; on March 13, he recorded his first career AHL shutout in a 6-0 win over the Milwaukee Admirals. Overall, Milic has a 10-5-1 with the Moose during the 2023-24 season with a 2.66 GAA and .905 SV%. Mark Henry

 

January 2024 – Milic took part in the 2024 Warrior/ECHL All-Star Classic on January 15 after being named an ECHL All-Star on January 3, as part of the ECHL All-Stars that defeated the Savannah Ghost Pirates 18-11 at Enmarket Arena in Savannah, Georgia. Mark Henry

 

December 2023 – Milic has been named to Canada’s 2023 Spengler Cup roster, which takes place December 26-31, 2023, in Davos, Switzerland. During the 2023-24 season, Milic has a 9-2-1 record, a 2.44 GAA and a .910 SV% with the ECHL’s Norfolk Admirals. While serving as a call-up to the AHL’s Manitoba Moose, he has posted a 1-1-0 record with a 3.74 GAA and a .877 SV%. Mark Henry

 

November 2023 – Milic was called up to the Manitoba Moose on November 12 and made his American Hockey League debut that same day in relief of Oskari Salminen after the Moose gave up four goals to the Laval Rocket. He entered the game early in the second period and faced 22 shots. He made 20 saves, with the two goals he allowed coming on the power play. With veteran goaltender Collin Delia listed as day-to-day, Milic made his first AHL career start on November 13 against the Rocket in a 5-2 loss. He allowed five goals on 31 shots. Mark Henry

 

November 2023 – Milic was named ECHL Goaltender of the Week for October 23-29; the Norfolk Admirals goaltender went 2-0-0 with one shutout, a 1.00 GAA and .959 SV% in two appearances. Overall, he is 3-0-1 in four appearances with the Admirals this season with a 1.46 GAA and .937 SV%. Mark Henry

 

October 2023 – Milic was sent down to the Winnipeg Jets ECHL affiliate Norfolk Admirals on October 10, thus giving him a significant opportunity to play big minutes in his first pro season. Mark Henry

 

October 2023 – Milic signed a one-year AHL contract through the 2023-24 season with the Manitoba Moose on October 6, 2023. A fifth-round pick by the Winnipeg Jets, 151st overall in the 2023 NHL Entry Draft after being passed over in two straight drafts, Milic has a history of proving doubters wrong; look for this trend to continue throughout his professional career. Mark Henry

 

June 2023 – After a strong run with the Seattle Thunderbirds, Milic’s season unfortunately came to a disappointing end in the Memorial Cup. Milic was a major reason for Seattle success, being a rock solid, reliable goalie for them, as well as being a reliable goalie for Canada at the U20 World Juniors. Milic will look professionally, as he fights for a spot on the Manitoba Moose in the coming season. Seth Ditchfield

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 4.5
Country CAN
Position G
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth April 14, 2003
Height 6‘0”
Weight 180 lbs
Drafted 2023 Round 5; Overall: 151

Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2016-2017 Coquitlam Chiefs U15 A1PCBHL- - -|      
 2017-2018 Burnaby Winter Club U15 PrepCSSHL U1522 2.06 .925|Playoffs2 2.54 .930
  Burnaby Winter Club U15 PrepJohn Reid Bantam5 1.98 .940|      
  Pacific Selects U15WSI U15- - -|      
 2018-2019 Burnaby Winter Club U18 PrepCSSHL U1820 2.41 .908|Playoffs3 2.97 .908
  Team British Columbia CWG4 4.03 .902|      
 2019-2020 Burnaby Winter Club U18 PrepCSSHL U1817 1.78 .946|Playoffs1 0.00 1.000
  Seattle ThunderbirdsWHL2 3.57 .886|      
  Canada Red U17WHC-173 2.54 .925|      
 2020-2021 Seattle ThunderbirdsWHL9 2.74 .913|      
  Canada U18WJC-182 0.50 .975|      
 2021-2022 Seattle ThunderbirdsWHL47 2.44 .912|Playoffs25 2.29 .925
 2022-2023 Seattle ThunderbirdsWHL33 2.08 .928|Playoffs19 1.95 .933
  Seattle ThunderbirdsMemorial Cup5 2.41 .915|      
  Canada U20WJC-206 1.76 .932|      
 2023-2024 Manitoba MooseAHL33 2.72 .900|      
  Norfolk AdmiralsECHL18 2.45 .908|      
  Team Canada Spengler Cup1 2.52 .889|      

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