Columbus Blue Jackets forward Sonny Milano arrested after assault in New York City

Posted at 10:10 PM, Jul 07, 2019

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A Columbus Blue Jackets player was arrested after an incident in a New York City apartment early Sunday morning, according to the New York City Police Department.

Blue Jackets forward Sonny Milano, 23, was arrested after he and Colorado Avalanche forward A.J. Greer, 22, got into a fight with a 28-year-old man, police said.

Around 5:30 a.m., police responded to a report of an assault in progress inside the New York City apartment. Once on scene, officers found the 28-year-old man with bruises and scrapes to his left side jaw and abdomen, according to police.

Police said the altercation happened after the three men were out on the town, then began fighting over a bill.

Milano and Greer were arrested, charged with assault and released, police said.

Milano was selected by the Blue Jackets with the 16th overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. He was also a memeber of the 2016 Lake Erie Monsters Calder Cup championship team.

The Blue Jackets issued the following statement regarding the incident:

The Columbus Blue Jackets are aware of the reports involving Sonny Milano. We are reviewing the situation and will not be commenting further at this time.