Ontario Hockey League grad Norm Milley currently leads Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg of Germany’s Deutsche Eishockey Liga in assists (20) and points (25). He sits 23rd in the DEL in total points. Milley is in his third year with the club and has now signed on for two more.
Milley played four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League from 1996-97 to 1999-00, all with the Sudbury Wolves. His career totals were exceptional at 167 goals and 368 points in regular season play. In his final two seasons in the OHL, he finished second in league scoring. In 1998-99, his 52 goals and 120 points put him ten points behind Peter Sarno of the Sarnia Sting. The 120 points was good enough to earn him the Jim Mahon Trophy as the top scoring right winger in the OHL. In his final season, his 52 goals and 112 points put him nine back of Sheldon Keefe of the Barrie Colts. In 1999-00, his 52 goals were tops in the league.
In his first season, Norm made the CHL All-Rookie Team. In his final season, he was selected to the CHL’s First All-Star Team. Milley was also twice an OHL all-star, making the second team in 1998-99 and the first team in 1999-00.
Milley was taken by the Buffalo Sabres in the second round of the 1998 NHL draft, 47th overall. Norm appeared in 29 games with the Sabres and Tampa Bay Lightning from 2001-02 to 2005-06. After a 549 game AHL career, he jumped to the DEL and Wolfsburg for the 2008-09 season.
Milley is joined on Wolfsburg by former OHLer, Tyler Haskins (read previous post on Tyler). Tyler played with the Guelph Storm, Toronto St. Michael’s Majors and Saginaw Spirit.