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Miller has actually played 794 games for Buffalo, Vancouver, St. Louis and Anaheim, where he has spent the previous four seasons mostly as John Gibson's backup. Miller won the Vezina Trophy in 2010 as the NHL's finest goaltender with the Sabres.
Miller passed John Vanbiesbrouck's career wins record for an American-born goalie in February 2019 with Anaheim. With a career 390-289-87 record and a. 914 save percentage, Miller ranks second among Americans behind Los Angeles' Jonathan Quick with 44 shutouts, and second behind Vanbiesbrouck in games played.
Accompished international career
Miller is 14th overall on the NHL's victories list, 12th in conserves (21,621) and 19th in video games played.
Miller likewise had an accomplished worldwide career highlighted by his play at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, where he was named the most valuable gamer and best goaltender. He went 5-1 with a. 946 save percentage while leading the U.S. team to a silver medal, but Canada won gold with Sidney Crosby's renowned overtime objective.
The Michigan State product and Hobey Baker Award winner also has actually been called the top goaltender in the NCAA and in the AHL, making him the only goalie in hockey history to match those 2 honours with his Vezina Trophy and his Olympic laurels.
It's a remarkable list of achievements for a goalie who might have played forward like his brother, former Ducks forward Drew Miller, and three cousins-- Kip, Kelly and Kevin Miller-- who likewise made the NHL.
Tempt of the crease
The cerebral, obsessive kid merely couldn't withstand the lure of the crease. Miller states he liked the often-thankless position from the start.
" I was very worried about our end of the video game on defence, and I believed I might make a distinction back there," Miller remembered. "I think some people have a knack for things, and they may get close to all that aligning for them, but they don't get to that point, I consider myself fortunate. I found something I enjoyed to do, and my personality aligned with the position, and I had the ability to sculpt it out."
Miller's NHL groups made seven playoff looks, where he posted 3 shutouts and a 2.52 goals-against average over 57 video games. His biggest team success happened early in his 12 years with Buffalo when he backstopped the Sabres to the Eastern Conference finals in 2006 and 2007.
" Buffalo is always going to have a big part of my heart," Miller said. "I seem like I really grew up there."
The current Ducks will miss the playoffs for the 3rd consecutive season, so Miller's profession will end May 8. Anaheim's final 2 home games are this weekend.
Miller is retiring, but he isn't moving: He's remaining in the Los Angeles area with his spouse, star Noureen DeWulf, and child Bodhi. Miller already lived close to the beach during the NHL off-season prior to he joined the Ducks, and his partner's successful Hollywood profession made it simple to stay.
Being connected to Southern California limitations Miller's immediate task prospects in hockey, however he said he is eagerly anticipating the chance to "chill out a bit." After that, he intends to discover a role in player development and ultimately team management.
There's one task he will not be taking at any time quickly as he starts to take pleasure in life without pads, nevertheless.
" I do seem like I have a bit of training inside of me, but I can't get out of an NHL schedule and into a worse schedule today," Miller said with a laugh. "Those men are here way more than the gamers, they take a trip as much, and they're on the hook for all the scouting and the preparations. I'm not touching that for a while."