Danny Milton completes netminding duo for the Play-off champions

SLOUGH, UK – Fresh from his successful appearance in the Slough Jets 25th Anniversary celebration game 19-year old Danny Milton is confirmed as the second half of the Jets’ netminding duo for this season.
 
Danny was part of the Jets’ play-off winning team last season following in his brother’s footsteps who was a part of the 2007/08 play-off winning team and will for the first time start a season as a full member of the EPL squad.
 
Born in Staines Danny has impressed although his hockey development at both Slough and Basingstoke before moving on to English National Hockey League hockey with the Slough ENL Jets. Danny was part of the league winning ENL2 team which saw the ENL Jets gain promotion to ENL1. Last year Danny represented all both ENL teams in Division 1 and 2 and stepped in to replace Tom Devey in the EPL team when Devey became unavailable. Danny practiced with the EPL Jets all season long and although he didn’t get any ice time in the senior team his contribution can’t be underestimated.
 
Danny played an impressive 30.16 at the celebration game denying all but 2 of the 27 shots he faced.
 
Head Coach Slava Koulikov was pleased with his capture and said, “ I am pleased to have Danny on board who came through the ranks of junior development to earn himself the backup spot to Gregg Rockman. I remember him practicing with us when I last played at Slough and with the progression he’s made I’m pleased he’s committed to us for the season. ”
 
Danny said of his signing, “ I’m excited about playing for the Jets full time this year as playing towards the end of last season helped me improve so much in my game, playing with a top epl team and learning from Rocky. Also being part of the playoff winning team was an amazing experience. I’m really looking forward to the season with a lot of new guys I haven’t played with or against. ”
 
Slava concluded, “ I’ve heard some great reports from the 25th anniversary game and while I know it was an exhibition game I’m looking forward to working with him this season. He has improved from practicing with the Jets in the past and I know he will continue this practicing with us full time and I’m hopeful we can get him some game ice time as well this season. Rocky will be a tough player to displace from the number 1 spot but I know in Danny we have someone who will push very hard to earn his own game ice time.”
 
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