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Name: Duncan Milroy
Position: Right Wing
Shoots: Right
Height: 6’0
Weight: 195
Birthdate: 2-8-83
Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta
Acquired: 2001 NHL Draft, 2nd round (37th)


 


Strengths


Very good positional player. Smart, understands the game very well. Great character player, can play in all situations. A very good wrist shot, heavy and accurate with a quick release. Somewhat physical. Dangerous in the offensive zone. Can setup plays or score on his own.


 


Weaknesses


Size and strength are a concern. Needs to add some speed as well. Could be more physical. May struggle along the boards. Maturity issues and consistency a minor concern.


 


Stats

Season Club League GP G A P +/- Pim
1999-00 Swift Current WHL 68 15 15 30   20
2000-01 Swift Current WHL 68 38 54 92   51
2001-02 SC/KI WHL 64 45 42 87   44
2002-03 Kootenay Ice WHL 61 34 44 78   40
2003-04 Hamilton AHL 50 4 10 14 -2 14
2004-05 Hamilton AHL 76 15 18 33 -2 18

 

Playoffs Club League GP G A P +/- Pim
2000 Swift Current WHL 12 3 5 8   12
2001 Swift Current WHL 19 9 12 21   6
2002 Kootenay Ice WHL 22 17 20 37   26
2003 Kootenay Ice WHL 11 5 3 8   8
2004 Hamilton AHL 10 3 1 4 -3 4
2005 Hamilton AHL 3 0 0 0 -1 2






HW Updates, by Dan Linn

2003-2004 Season Review – Milroy was able to earn a spot with the Bulldogs, even though he could have returned to Kootenay as an overager. But ice time was hard to come by, as Duncan had some trouble adjusting to the quicker pace and stronger players of the AHL. While he did seem to have a better adjustment offensively then Jonathan Ferland, Milroy had a tough time with his consistency and play without the puck as he struggle with the physical part of the game at times. As the season wore on, coach Jarvis used Duncan in a bigger role, which seemed to have an effect on Milroy’s confidence level, as he needs to shoot the puck more often and generate more offense as he has the skill to do so.

Canadiens Mid-season Top 20 – 17. Duncan Milroy- RW. (13th) Milroy drops a few spots, not for lack of talent or effort, but with several other prospects playing so well, and with Milroy having some difficulty being able to produce in the AHL, he was moved down slightly. After racking up the points in the physical WHL, while also winning a championship and Memorial Cup, with the Kootenay Ice, Milroy has shown he can step it up when it counts. Over the last few years, it seems that Duncan has been much more of a second half player, so hopefully he continues this trend and gets himself a few more goals. Look for Milroy to have an improved role with the Bulldogs next season, as he has had some trouble getting ice time after returning from injury.

January 2004 - With the limited ice time Milroy has seen, he was still able to get his first professional goal, as he’s been getting some chances, just has had trouble with them going in.

December 2003 - With the limited ice time Milroy has seen, he was still able to get his first professional point, but I’m sure he’d like to start getting a lot more, as he’s had some chances, but hasn’t been able to bury them as he did in his junior days.

November 2003 - RW, After an injury kept him out of the lineup for a part of the early season, limited roster space has also kept him out of the lineup. In the little action he’s seen, he hasn’t been able to crack the scoresheet, but has shown a willingness to battle along the boards and in the corners. It could be a long season for him, as a rookie with limited ice time.

October 2003 - Just returned from injury to play in his first professional game. He saw less and less ice time, but he hasn’t played much hockey since April, outside of camp and off season training. Milroy and others may have a tough time getting top ice time, as there are several players on the team in front of them, a problem that Plekanec and Balej ran into last season.