Kevin Miller (ice hockey)

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Kevin Miller
Born (1965-09-02) September 2, 1965 (age 48)
Lansing, MI, USA
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 199 lb (90 kg; 14 st 3 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for New York Rangers
Detroit Red Wings
Washington Capitals
St. Louis Blues
San Jose Sharks
Pittsburgh Penguins
Chicago Blackhawks
New York Islanders
Ottawa Senators
NHL Draft 202nd overall, 1984
New York Rangers
Playing career 1988–2005

Kevin Bradley Miller (born September 2, 1965) is an American former professional ice hockey player.

Playing career[edit]

A solid two-way forward, Miller was drafted by the New York Rangers in 1984. He would also go on to play with the Detroit Red Wings, Washington Capitals, St. Louis Blues, San Jose Sharks, Pittsburgh Penguins, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders and Ottawa Senators.

After playing for the Senators during the 1999–2000 NHL season, Miller spent several years in Switzerland before returning to play in North America and would play several games for the Red Wings in 2003–04. Miller retired from active professional play in 2005.

Andrew McKim incident[edit]

On June 5, 2014, U.S. District Judge Gordon Quist ruled against Miller for a hit from behind during an October 31, 2000 Swiss league game that ended Andrew McKim's career. After the collision, McKim's cognitive skills were bad enough that he couldn't recall if he had any children. McKim was hospitalized for weeks with a concussion and a sprain of the cervical spine and never returned to the ice.[1] Miller was charged and convicted of simple bodily harm, intentional bodily harm and gross negligence in Switzerland's Canton of Zürich in 2004. The insurance company asked the U.S. court to recognize a Swiss court's $1.1 million judgement against Miller, which increased to $1.6 million with interest and costs. Miller previously refused to pay the Swiss court's judgment, however Judge Gordon Quist said in Thursday's ruling that his court was adhering to the Uniform Foreign-Country Judgments Recognition Act, and ordered Miller to pay the $1.6 million judgement.[2]

Personal life[edit]

He is one of the three Miller brothers, along with Kelly and Kip, who played in the NHL, and is a cousin of current St. Louis Blues goaltender Ryan Miller and Ryan's brother Drew Miller who plays for the Detroit Red Wings.

Since his retirement, Miller has worked for Further Lane Securities.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1984–85 Michigan State NCAA 44 11 29 40 84
1985–86 Michigan State NCAA 45 19 52 71 112
1986–87 Michigan State NCAA 45 25 56 81 63
1987–88 Michigan State NCAA 9 6 3 9 18
1989–90 Flint Spirits IHL 48 10 22 32 20
1990–91 New York Rangers NHL 63 17 27 44 63
1990–91 Detroit Red Wings NHL 11 5 2 7 4 7 3 2 5 20
1991–92 Detroit Red Wings NHL 80 20 26 46 53 9 0 2 2 4
1992–93 Washington Capitals NHL 10 0 3 3 35
1992–93 St. Louis Blues NHL 72 24 22 46 65 10 0 3 3 11
1993–94 St. Louis Blues NHL 75 23 25 48 83 3 1 0 1 4
1994–95 St. Louis Blues NHL 15 2 5 7 0
1994–95 San Jose Sharks NHL 21 6 7 13 13 6 0 0 0 2
1995–96 San Jose Sharks NHL 68 22 20 42 41
1995–96 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 13 6 5 11 4 18 3 2 5 8
1996–97 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 69 14 17 31 41 6 0 1 1 0
1997–98 Indianapolis Ice IHL 26 11 11 22 41 2 1 1 2 0
1997–98 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 37 4 7 11 8
1998–99 New York Islanders NHL 33 1 5 6 13
1998–99 Chicago Wolves IHL 30 11 20 31 8 10 2 7 9 22
1999–00 Ottawa Senators NHL 9 3 2 5 2 1 0 0 0 0
1999–00 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 63 20 34 54 51 17 11 7 18 30
2000–01 HC Davos NLA 36 29 27 56 61 4 3 0 3 2
2001–02 HC Davos NLA 43 24 18 42 60
2002–03 HC Davos NLA 44 14 24 38 38
2003–04 Detroit Red Wings NHL 4 0 2 2 0
2003–04 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 74 27 21 48 22 4 3 0 3 5
2004–05 Flint Generals UHL 7 1 4 5 10
NHL totals 620 150 185 335 429 61 7 10 17 49

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