Former Michigan State goalie Ryan Miller formally played in his last NHL game this previous Saturday, May 8. Mill operator completed a recognized 18-year vocation in the professionals with a 4-3 additional time misfortune to the Minnesota Wild, while tending objective for the Anaheim Ducks. His time in East Lansing actually holds various NCAA records and you can discover him referenced all through the top individual rankings right up ’til the present time.
Any Michigan State Spartans hockey fan out there in a flash perceives the last name of the Miller family. Actually like how the Bullough name in football is effortlessly perceived in East Lansing, the last name Miller is comparably a lot, or apparently more recognized and amazing. On the whole, 10 individuals from the Miller family, including Ryan, have played in East Lansing. Ryan and his cousin Kip both won the Hobey Baker Award, which is given to the NCAA’s top men’s ice hockey player. Kip won it in 1990 and Ryan in 2001.
Ryan Miller’s rundown of achievements stretches out far longer than simply the Hobey Baker Award, however. He actually holds the NCAA professional shutout record (26) right up ’til the present time; positions second (2001, .950 rate), sixteenth (2002, .936), and 23rd (2000, .932) in NCAA save rate; fourth (2001, 1.32), tenth (2000, 1.53), and 23rd (2002, 1.77) in objectives against normal; is tied for second (2001, 10) and twice tied for fifth (2000 and 2002, eight) in singular season shutouts; and still, positions first in savings rate in his vocation (2000-2002, .941).
In his master profession, Miller played in 796 vocation games in the NHL, posting a 391-289-88 record with 2.63 objectives against normal, a .914 save rate, and 44 shutouts. His 391 vocation wins is the most ever for an American goalie. Moreover, Miller possesses the record for most shootout wins in a solitary season by a goaltender with 10.
Mill operator played for the Buffalo Sabers (and their AHL associate) from 2002 until 2014, when he was then exchanged to the St. Louis Blues. In the wake of turning into an unhindered free specialist, he marked that offseason with the Vancouver Canucks and played with them from 2014-2017 preceding completing his vocation with the Anaheim Ducks from 2017-2021.
Mill operator additionally made the U.S. Hockey group multiple times, in 2006, 2010, and 2014. Mill operator was just held at the 2006 Winter Olympics. Nonetheless, he was the starter in the 2010 Winter Olympics and is generally answerable for the United State group bringing home the silver decoration. He won the International Ice Hockey Federation’s best goaltender respects and was named to the All-Star group while halting 42 of 45 shots in the United States’ ideal 5-0 beginning in Vancouver in 2010. At that point in 2014 at Sochi, Miller has named a reinforcement however made 17 recoveries in a 5-1 win against Slovenia.
Mill operator had a long and honors-filled vocation in East Lansing and in the NHL. Here is to wishing him the best in retirement and sending a good thank you from those of us in Green and White.