PENSACOLA, Fla. (September 14, 2017) – The Pensacola Ice Flyers have announced today that Head Coach Jeff Bes has signed veteran forward Garrett Milan for the 2017-18 season.
“Garrett is a player that is highly competitive and tough to play against,” said Bes. “He is very deceptive and uses speed to his advantage.
“I am very excited to get to Pensacola and continue a successful tradition there of winning championships,” Milan stated. “Every player wants to be competing when the hardware is on the line at the end of the season, and I believe playing for the Ice Flyers gives me the best opportunity to do that.”
The 5’8”, 165-lb forward originates from North Vancouver, British Columbia, and is set to begin his third professional season. Over the past 10 years, Milan has been developing his skills playing junior hockey in the BCHL, NCAA Division I for St. Cloud St. University, and most recently spending time in both the United Kingdom and Hungary in the EIHL and Erste Liga.
While playing in Europe, Milan scored 14 goals, 18 assists, and 32 total points throughout his 59 game career with the Edinburgh Capitals in the EIHL. A year prior, he played in the Erste Liga scoring 12 goals, 17 assists, for a total of 29 points in 40 games.
Before Milan made the move to Europe, he attended college at St. Cloud State University. In his 4 years, he tallied 6 goals and 7 assists for 13 points in 73 games. Prior to playing Division I in the NCAA, he played 3 years of junior hockey in the BCHL for the Penticton Vees netting 67 goals and 88 assists for 155 points in 177 games.
“We are looking forward to having Garrett in an Ice Flyers uniform this season as we build towards our opening game on October 20,” Bes commented.
Milan concluded, “I have heard nothing but good things about Pensacola, the team, and the fantastic fan support the Ice Flyers have. I cannot wait to meet them and get this season started!”