The Vancouver Canucks shored up their goaltending today although it’s too bad they have to, given the two guys Mike Gillis had just over a year ago.
Ryan Miller is now a Canuck, signed by Jim Benning for 3 years and $18 million.
The 33 year old Miller was drafted 138th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.
The 2010 Vezina winner and Olympic Silver medalist had a .923 save percentage in 40 games with the Sabres last year, and a .903 save percentage in 19 games with St. Louis.
Miller has played 559 NHL games with a career 2.59 goal against average and .915 save percentage, mush of that playing with a pretty pedestrian team in Buffalo, of course.
I’m not sure he is the goalie he used to be but still a pretty good one, and certainly near, or in the same class of a Roberto Luongo or a Cory Schneider.
Miller is an 11 year NHL veteran who looks to spend his next 3 in Vancouver, while mentoring Eddie Lack along the way.