Ryan Miller to retire at end of 2020-21 NHL season

Ryan Miller has actually revealed that he will retire at the end of the 2020-21 NHL season.

“It was a dream come true when I played my first NHL game and it has been a privilege to spend 18 years as a professional,” the Ducks goaltender stated in a declaration. “I have decided that I am going to retire after the season having been given more time doing what I love than I could ever have hoped for. Thank you to you my teammates and staff, past and present. I’m thankful to so many who made my career possible and helped me on my journey from youth hockey to the NHL. Thank you to my family for supporting me with so much love and enthusiasm.”

The 138th choice in the 1999 NHL Draft, Miller, 40, invested the very first 11 years in the NHL with the Sabres, developing himself as one of the league’s leading netminders. He was rewarded for his play throughout the 2009-10 season with the Vezina Prize. Miller likewise completed 4th in the ballot for the Hart Prize that year.

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That very same season he led the United States to within an objective of a gold medal versus Canada at the Vancouver Olympic Games. His .946 save portion in 6 video games resulted in him being called to the all-tournament group, and making him Finest Goaltender and MVP honors.

Miller is the all-time leader in wins amongst U.S.-born goaltenders (390) and is 6 starts far from 800 for his NHL profession. He’ll end up with 18 seasons under his belt with 4 groups (Anaheim, Buffalo, St. Louis, Vancouver). And just Dominik Hasek (.922), Roberto Luongo (.919), Henrik Lundqvist (.918) Carey Rate (.917) and Tomas Vokoun (.917) own much better profession save portions than his .914 amongst goaltender with 700 looks.

(He was likewise a strong energy beverage pitch male, as J.S. Aubin can confirm.)

Lastly, Miller is likewise the response to a unique piece of trivia. According to the Ducks, “he is the only player ever to be named the top goaltender in the NHL, Winter Olympics and American Hockey League, and the NCAA’s top player and best goaltender in his career.”

Rather a profession.

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