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Ryan Miller

Born:July 17, 1980Draft:1999 Sabres, 138th Overall
Hometown:East Lansing, MI, USAPosition:Goalie
Known For:Winningest American-born GoalieCatches:Left
National Team:USA

Ryan Dean Miller (born July 17, 1980) is an American former professional ice hockey goaltender. Miller was drafted 138th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. In 2010, he won the Vezina Trophy as the league’s best goaltender. On February 17, 2019, Miller became the winningest American-born goalie in NHL history.

He was selected to play for the United States in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver as the team’s starting goaltender. He won a silver medal with the team and was named most valuable player of the tournament. Four years later, he was selected for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Miller is one of 30 goaltenders in NHL history to win 300 games in his career.

Miller, known for his hybrid style of goaltending, is the older brother of former NHL forward Drew Miller. Miller will retire at the end of the 2020-2021 NHL season.

Anaheim Ducks Ryan Miller blocks a shot by New Jersey Devils Taylor Hall
Anaheim Ducks goaltender Ryan Miller blocks a shot by New Jersey Devils left wing Taylor Hall (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Ryan Miller Statistics

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Achievements

  • 1999-00 NCAA (CCHA) All-Rookie Team
  • 1999-00 NCAA (CCHA) Best Goaltender
  • 1999-00 NCAA (CCHA) Champion
  • 1999-00 NCAA (CCHA) Second All-Star Team
  • 1999-00 NCAA (CCHA) Tournament MVP
  • 2000-01 NCAA (CCHA) Best Goaltender
  • 2000-01 NCAA (CCHA) Champion
  • 2000-01 NCAA (CCHA) First All-Star Team
  • 2000-01 NCAA (CCHA) Player of the Year
  • 2000-01 NCAA (CCHA) Tournament MVP
  • 2000-01 NCAA (West) First All-American Team
  • 2000-01 NCAA Top Collegiate Player (Hobey Baker Award)
  • 2001-02 NCAA (CCHA) Best Goaltender
  • 2001-02 NCAA (CCHA) First All-Star Team
  • 2001-02 NCAA (CCHA) Player of the Year
  • 2001-02 NCAA (West) First All-American Team
  • 2001-02 NCAA Top Collegiate Player (Hobey Baker Award) Finalist
  • 2001-02 World Championship Best SVS% (.950)
  • 2002-03 NHL YoungStars Roster
  • 2003-04 AHL All-Star Game
  • 2004-05 AHL All-Star Game
  • 2004-05 AHL Best Goaltender (Baz Bastien Memorial Award)
  • 2004-05 AHL First All-Star Team
  • 2004-05 AHL Goaltender of the Month (January)
  • 2004-05 AHL Most Wins (41)
  • 2004-05 AHL Player of the Week (Jan. 30)
  • 2004-05 AHL Player of the Week (Nov. 14)
  • 2006-07 NHL All-Star Game
  • 2009-10 NHL Best Goalie (Vezina Trophy)
  • 2009-10 NHL First All-Star Team
  • 2009-10 NHL Foundation Player Award
  • 2009-10 Olympic All-Star Team
  • 2009-10 Olympic Best GAA (1.35)
  • 2009-10 Olympic Best Goaltender
  • 2009-10 Olympic Best SVS% (.946)
  • 2009-10 Olympic Most Valuable Player
  • 2009-10 Olympic Silver Medal
  • 2013-14 Michigan State Univ. Hall of Fame

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