Norm Milley was born February 14, 1980 in Toronto, Ontario. The 2nd choice, 47th overall selection of the Buffalo Sabres in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, Milley is a graduate of the Ontario Hockey League's Sudbury Wolves where he was a member of the 1997 CHL All-Rookie Team.
A member of Team Ontario at the Under-17 World Hockey Challenge and a Gold Medal winner with Team Canada at the Under-18 Three Nations Cup.
In his first season of professional hockey in 2000-01, Milley recorded 47 points for the Sabres AHL affiliate in Rochester and was named the team's Rookie-of-the-Year before making his NHL debut with the Sabres the following year.
Even though he spent the majority of the 2001-02 season in Rochester, Milley's strong play with the Americans caught the eye of the Buffalo brass and he went on to play a handful of games with the club during the season. Over the course of the next two seasons, Milley continued to hone his skills with the Amerks while seeing occasional action with the Sabres.
In the summer of 2005, Milley was acquired by the Tampa Bay Lightning.