Jr. | D | Lake Orion, Mich.
scored nine goals for Northern Michigan last season. Five
of those tallies came on the power play.
Statistics: Only five CCHA defensemen scored more
Milam did in 2003-04, when he contributed nine goals and 14
assists in 41 games. He ranked second among conference blueliners
in goals, five of which came on the power play. In two seasons
at Northern Michigan,
Milam has 47 points.
He Does: Milam and classmate Nathan Oystrick, who
points last year, give the Wildcats two of the top offensive
the CCHA. Milam fills the role of shooter on the power play
and boasts a tremendous shot from the point. Older brother
Troy, who helped Ferris State to its first league title in
2003, says his younger sibling is "the perfect hockey
player, body and size-wise" at 6-0, 200 pounds. Jamie
Milam is big enough to play a physical game but is more inclined
to use his skating ability and puck-moving skills to his advantage.
Bigger Picture: Since arriving in Marquette two seasons
ago, Northern Michigan coach Walt Kyle has amassed a formidable
collection of talent, and Milam and the rest of the Wildcats'
juniors represent Kyle's first recruiting class. And while
Jamie Milam is more skilled than his older brother, he's yet
to display the leadership qualities and become the steadying
influence that made Troy so valuable to Ferris State. Jamie
may be primed to make that leap — he's worked incredibly
hard this summer to not become too big, and he returned to
Marquette earlier than the rest of his teammates to get a
head start on preparation for the upcoming season.
Milam on his brother: "Jamie is very skilled
with the puck and has natural goal scoring ability. He's ready
to accept more of a leadership role this year...and that doesn't
happen unless you're prepared for those responsibilities."