It’s Miller Time In Vancouver

Vancouver, BC, Canada / (CKNW AM) AM980

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.

Comments

  1. Barely 33 years of age! Miller is a good, was great, goalie. As he found out, the west is a little tougher to get wins. Wish him luck, after what the Nucks did to Schneider and Luongo, Nuck fans need something to take the edge off.

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