Craig Millar

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This article is about the Canadian ice hockey player. For the New Zealand rugby player, see Craig Millar (rugby union). For people with a similar name, see Craig Miller (disambiguation).
Craig Millar
Born (1976-07-12) July 12, 1976 (age 38)
Winnipeg, MB, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Edmonton Oilers
Nashville Predators
Tampa Bay Lightning
NHL Draft 225th overall, 1994
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 1996–2002

Craig Millar (born July 12, 1976) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the NHL with the Edmonton Oilers, Nashville Predators, and Tampa Bay Lightning.

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Millar was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the 9th round, 225th overall in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft while playing for the Swift Current Broncos of the WHL. After being drafted Millar returned to the Broncos and played another 2 seasons with the team, scoring 77 points in 72 games his final season with the team.

For the 1996–1997 season Millar turned pro and joined the Rochester Americans, the Sabres minor league affiliate. After 64 games with the Americans Millar was traded along with Barrie Moore to the Edmonton Oilers for Miroslav Satan. Millar made his NHL Debut with the Oilers that year, appearing in 1 game. The next 2 seasons saw Millar split time between the Oilers and their minor league affiliate Hamilton Bulldogs.

Prior to the 1999–2000 season Millar was traded to the Nashville Predators for a 3rd round draft pick (which would turn out to be Mike Comrie). That year he enjoyed his best NHL season, appearing in 57 games and scoring 14 points. The following season Millar played part of the year in the minors and 5 games with the Predators before being released. He was picked up by the Tampa Bay Lightning and played 16 games with the team.

For the 2001–2002 season Millar played briefly in Germany and Slovakia before retiring in 2002.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season  
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM
1996–1997 Edmonton Oilers NHL 1 0 0 0 2
1997–1998 Edmonton Oilers NHL 11 4 0 4 8
1998–1999 Edmonton Oilers NHL 24 0 2 2 19
1999–2000 Nashville Predators NHL 57 3 11 14 28
2000–2001 Nashville-Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 21 1 1 2 16
5 Years Totals NHL 114 8 14 22 73

Awards[edit]

  • 1996: WHL East First All-Star Team
  • 1997: AHL All-Rookie Team

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