33 Facts About Ryan Miller


On February 17,2019, Ryan Miller became the winningest American-born goaltender in NHL history, surpassing John Vanbiesbrouck.

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Ryan Miller was selected to play for the United States in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver as the team's starting goaltender.

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Ryan Miller won a silver medal with the team and was named most valuable player of the tournament.

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Ryan Miller is one of 39 goaltenders in NHL history to win 300 games in his career.

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Ryan Miller, known for his hybrid style of goaltending, is the older brother of former NHL forward Drew Ryan Miller.

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Ryan Miller's father told him that if he could get two goals and three assists the next game he would buy Ryan a catching glove.

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Ryan Miller finished the game with two goals and three assists in the win.

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Ryan Miller's brother Drew and cousins Kelly, Kevin and Kip all played in the NHL.

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Ryan Miller played outdoors in the Cold War – a game between Michigan and Michigan State held in 2001.

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Ryan Miller was selected as the 2001 Big Ten-Jesse Owens Men's Athlete of the Year.

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Ryan Miller was the CCHA's Goaltender of the Year all three of his seasons in East Lansing, and was the league's overall MVP twice.

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Ten members of Ryan Miller's family, including his grandfather, father, uncle, five cousins, and his younger brother Drew, have played college hockey for the Spartans.

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Ryan Miller was a close friend of Buffalo Bills fullback and fellow MSU alumnus Jehuu Caulcrick.

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Ryan Miller led the Sabres to a surprise season, winning 30 games and advancing to the conference finals.

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Mike Liut, Ryan Miller's agent, continued to negotiate with the Sabres through the summer.

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Ryan Miller was voted the starting goaltender for the Eastern Conference of the 2007 NHL All-Star Game.

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Ryan Miller gained a reputation of a shootout specialist with his technique of challenging the shooter outside the crease.

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Ryan Miller earned a shutout, stopping 20 shots in a game following the death of his 18-year-old cousin, Matt, who had died the Monday before of a complication with a bone-marrow transplant.

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At the close of the game, Ryan Miller raised his stick to the home crowd in tribute and received star honors for his effort in net.

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On January 1,2008, Ryan Miller played with the Sabres in the AMP Energy NHL Winter Classic, which was the first outdoor NHL game to be held in the United States.

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Ryan Miller finished the season with 76 games played, recording a 2.

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Ryan Miller suffered a high-end ankle sprain on February 22,2009, in a game against the New York Rangers, which kept him out of action until late March.

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Ryan Miller's play became even more popular around the USafter being nominated for the Vezina Trophy for the league's best goaltender.

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On June 23,2010, in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the 2010 NHL Award Ceremony, Ryan Miller was announced as the winner of the 2010 Vezina Trophy, beating New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur and Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov.

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That same night, Ryan Miller became the first American player to win the NHL Foundation Player Award.

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Ryan Miller accomplished this feat in six-and-a-half years as the starting goaltender for Buffalo, while it took Hasek nine years.

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Ryan Miller became an unrestricted free agent on July 1,2014, and signed a three-year, $18 million contract to become the starting goaltender with the Vancouver Canucks.

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On June 20,2019, Ryan Miller was re-signed by the Ducks to return for a third season with the club, agreeing to a one-year $2.

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Ryan Miller was made a reserve for the United States at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, but he did not play.

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Ryan Miller was selected as starting goaltender for the US in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

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Ryan Miller won International Ice Hockey Federation best goaltender honors and was named to the All-Star team.

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Ryan Miller would go on to start and play in one of the US's six games.

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Ryan Miller began the foundation after his cousin was diagnosed with leukaemia.

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