Name: Duncan Milroy
Position: Right Wing
Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta
Acquired: 2001 NHL Draft, 2nd round (37th)
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.
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.
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.