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Parker Milner (Bridgeport Sound Tigers, AHL / Missouri Mavericks, ECHL): Eagles in the Pros Update

Milner had a stellar regular season with the Missouri Mavericks and we can hope to see him getting more AHL playing time next season.

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AT BC: Parker Milner was a 4 year goalie at BC and won two NCAA Championships with the team. In his freshman and sophomore years he split time in net with John Muse; he played 14 games in his first season with the Eagles and 8 games in his second. Milner was the starting goalie for BC in his final two seasons. He was second in the NCAA and 1st in Hockey East during the 2011-12 season with a .937 save percentage. That same season he was third in the NCAA and first in Hockey East with a 1.66 GAA. Milner's play during the 2011-12 season helped lead BC on a 19 game winning streak that culminated in the NCAA Championship.

POST-BC: Milner was undrafted upon graduating from BC, but on June 30, 2013 he signed a contract with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL). He played with both the Sound Tigers and their then-ECHL affiliate, the Stockton Thunder, during the 2013-14 season. He recorded a .907 save percentage with Stockton in 25 games, but his record was 9-14-2. The following season, Milner signed with the Quad City Mallards in the ECHL. He played 43 regular season games for Quad City and had a much better season than his first in the league. With Quad City, Milner had a .920 save percentage and 24-14-3 record. He also played in four playoff games for the Mallards. Milner played in one game for the Iowa Wild (AHL) during this season, seeing 12 minutes of action and allowing two goals.

THIS SEASON: Following a successful season with Quad City, Milner returned to Bridgeport. He split this season between the Sound Tigers and their ECHL team in Missouri. He played 6 regular season games for the Sound Tigers and 26 regular season games for the Mavericks. Milner recorded a .925 save percentage with Missouri this season, and played in multiple games that required him to make over 30 saves. Unfortunately for him, Missouri has two starting goalie caliber goalies, so he had to split the starter job. Milner's record with the Mavericks was 17-7-1, and he helped to lead the team to a playoff spot. In fact, the Mavericks ended the season as the top team in the ECHL. Milner was tied for second in save percentage during the regular season - the only player ahead of him was the other Mavericks goalie. 
Milner played one game for the Mavericks in the playoffs before being called up to Bridgeport. Missouri won the game, thanks in part to Milner's 28 saves.
In his 6 regular season games for Bridgeport, Milner had a 2-3 record, .906 save percentage, and 3.05 GAA. He was recently recalled to Bridgeport for their playoff run, but has yet to play. It wouldn't be surprising to see him going back and forth as the playoffs continue considering the great season he had in the ECHL.

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