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July 1,2014(ISN) – Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Canucks General Manager, Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed goaltender, Ryan Miller to a three-year deal.

Miller, 33, split the 2013.14 NHL season between the St. Louis Blues and Buffalo Sabres playing a combined 59 games, posting a 25-30-4 record and 2.64 GAA (.918%). In 559 career NHL games Miller has a 294-194-60 record, a 2.59 GAA (.915%) and 29 shutouts. He has also appeared in 53 playoff games over the course of five playoff runs, posting a record of 27-26, three shutouts and a 2.49 GAA (.915%). Miller reached the Eastern Conference Final twice in his career (2006 and 2007 NHL Playoffs).His 294 career wins place him tied for 31st all-time among NHL goaltenders and fourth among active goaltenders. The East Lansing, Michigan native ranks fourth among American goaltenders all-time in wins, trailing only John Vanbiesbrouck (374), Tom Barrasso (369) and Mike Richter (301).

Following the 2009.10 season, Miller was awarded the Vezina Trophy after posting a career high record of 41-18-8, 2.22 GAA and .929 save percentage. The 6’2”, 170-pound goaltender collected the AHL’s Aldege (Baz) Bastien Memorial Award as the League’s top netminder in 2004.05 and was recipient of the NCAA’s Hobey Baker Award in 2000.01 and a finalist in 2001.02. At the conclusion of his NCAA career, Miller became the NCAA’s career shutout leader with 26 and his 950 save percentage in 2000.01 was the best single-season mark in NCAA history.

Miller has represented his country on the international stage at the 2014 and 2010 (silver) Winter Olympic Games and at three World Championships. At the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver Miller was named tournament MVP, Olympic All-Star and Best Goalie by tournament directorate.

The East Lansing, Michigan native’s career also includes the following awards and recognitions:

CCHA MVP (2001.02, 2000.01)

AHL First Team All-Star (2005)

NHL All-Star (2007)

NHL Foundation Player Award (2010)

NHL First All-Star Team (2010)

Buffalo Sabres franchise leader in career wins (284)

Miller’s off-ice work includes a personal commitment to The Steadfast Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 2006, dedicated to providing support and resources to cancer patients, particularly childhood leukemia.

Miller was originally selected by Buffalo in the fifth round, 138th overall in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.

 

RYAN MILLER’S CAREER STATISTICS

Season   Team                        Lge    GP   Min   GA  EN SO   GAA   W   L   T   Svs    Pct

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1999-00  Michigan State University   CCHA   25  1453   33   0  7  1.36  16   4   3     0  0.000

2000-01  Michigan State University   CCHA   40  2447   54   0  0  1.32  31   5   4  1024  0.950

2001-02  Michigan State University   CCHA   40  2411   71   0  0  1.77  26   9   5  1039  0.936

2002-03  Rochester Americans         AHL    47  2817  110   5  2  2.34  23  18   5  1266  0.920

2002-03  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    15   912   40   1  1  2.63   6   8   1   370  0.902

2003-04  Rochester Americans         AHL    60  3579  132   0  5  2.21  27  25   7  1628  0.925

2003-04  Buffalo Sabres              NHL     3   177   15   0  0  5.08   0   3   0    58  0.795

2004-05  Rochester Americans         AHL    63  3740  153   0  8  2.45  41  17   4  1814  0.922

2005-06  Rochester Americans         AHL     2   120    5   1  0  2.50   1   1   0    40  0.889

2005-06  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    48  2862  124   3  1  2.60  30  14   3  1316  0.914

2006-07  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    63  3692  168   1  2  2.73  40  16   6  1718  0.911

2007-08  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    76  4474  197   8  3  2.64  36  27  10  1907  0.906

2008-09  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    59  3443  145   6  5  2.53  34  18   6  1628  0.918

2009-10  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    69  4047  150   7  5  2.22  41  18   8  1948  0.929

2010-11  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    66  3829  165   8  5  2.59  34  22   8  1799  0.916

2011-12  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    61  3536  150   6  6  2.54  31  21   7  1638  0.916

2012-13  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    40  2302  108   0  0  2.81  17  17   5  1162  0.915

2013-14  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    40  2384  108   0  0  2.72  15  22   3  1303  0.923

2013-14  St. Louis Blues             NHL    19  1117   46   0  1  2.47  10   8   1   428  0.903

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         NHL Totals                        559  32777 1416 40 29  2.59  294 194 60  15275 0.915

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