Kip Miller

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Kip Miller
Born (1969-06-11) June 11, 1969 (age 45)
Lansing, MI, USA
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Center
Shot Left
Played for Quebec Nordiques
Minnesota North Stars
San Jose Sharks
New York Islanders
Chicago Blackhawks
Pittsburgh Penguins
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Washington Capitals
NHL Draft 72nd overall, 1987
Quebec Nordiques
Playing career 1990–2007

Kip Charles Miller (born June 11, 1969) is a retired American ice hockey forward. He last played for the American Hockey League Grand Rapids Griffins in 2006–07. He was drafted by the Quebec Nordiques as their 4th-round pick in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft, 72nd overall.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Miller was born in Lansing, Michigan, and played college hockey for the Michigan State University Spartans.[2] During his college career he registered 116 goals, 145 assists and 261 points, leading the CCHA in scoring for two consecutive seasons. Miller was awarded the Hobey Baker Memorial Award in 1990,[3] the first Spartan to receive the honor. Miller's cousin, goaltender Ryan Miller, was the second Spartan to win the Hobey Baker Award in 2001. In all, ten members of Miller's family (including his brothers Kevin and Kelly) have played college hockey for Michigan State. Kip's other cousin and Ryan Miller's brother is Drew Miller who plays for the Detroit Red Wings.

During his twelve-year NHL career, Miller played for the Nordiques, Minnesota North Stars, San Jose Sharks, New York Islanders, Chicago Blackhawks, Pittsburgh Penguins, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and Washington Capitals.

Miller is the only player in New York Islanders history to play for the team three different times.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1986–87 Michigan State University CCHA 45 22 20 42 94
1987–88 Michigan State University CCHA 39 16 25 41 51
1988–89 Michigan State University CCHA 47 32 45 77 94
1989–90 Michigan State University CCHA 45 48 53 101 60
1990–91 Halifax Citadels AHL 66 36 33 69 40
1990–91 Quebec Nordiques NHL 13 4 3 7 7
1991–92 Quebec Nordiques NHL 36 5 10 15 12
1991–92 Halifax Citadels AHL 24 9 17 26 8
1991–92 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 6 1 8 9 4 12 3 9 12 12
1991–92 Minnesota North Stars NHL 3 1 2 3 2
1992–93 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 61 17 39 56 59
1993–94 San Jose Sharks NHL 11 2 2 4 6
1993–94 Kansas City Blades IHL 71 38 54 92 51
1994–95 New York Islanders NHL 8 0 1 1 0
1994–95 Denver Grizzlies IHL 71 46 60 106 54 17 15 14 29 8
1995–96 Indianapolis Ice IHL 73 32 59 91 46 5 2 6 8 2
1995–96 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 10 1 4 5 2
1996–97 Chicago Wolves IHL 43 11 41 52 32
1996–97 Indianapolis Ice IHL 37 17 24 41 18 4 2 2 4 2
1997–98 New York Islanders NHL 9 1 3 4 2
1997–98 Utah Grizzlies IHL 72 38 59 97 30 4 3 2 5 10
1998–99 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 77 19 23 42 22 13 2 7 9 19
1999–00 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 44 4 15 19 10
1999–00 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 30 6 17 23 4
2000–01 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 33 3 8 11 6
2000–01 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 34 16 19 35 12 10 5 8 13 2
2001–02 New York Islanders NHL 37 7 17 24 6 7 4 2 6 2
2001–02 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 41 21 35 56 27
2002–03 Washington Capitals NHL 72 12 38 50 18 5 0 2 2 2
2003–04 Washington Capitals NHL 66 9 22 31 8
2004–05 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 50 13 32 45 17
2005–06 Chicago Wolves AHL 67 19 40 59 48
2006–07 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 78 25 47 72 48 7 0 5 5 12
NHL Totals 449 74 165 239 105 25 6 11 17 23

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
All-CCHA First Team 1988-89
AHCA West First-Team All-American 1988–89
All-CCHA First Team 1989-90
AHCA West First-Team All-American 1989-90

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kip Miller's Player Profile". Legends of Hockey.com. Retrieved March 20, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Catching Up With ... Kip Miller by Adam Wodon". USCHO.com. Retrieved March 20, 2010. 
  3. ^ "1990 HOBEY BAKER AWARD WINNER: KIP MILLER". MSU Spartans.com. Retrieved March 20, 2010. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Bruce Hoffort
CCHA Player of the Year
1989-90
Succeeded by
Jim Dowd
Preceded by
Lane MacDonald
Winner of the Hobey Baker Award
1989–90
Succeeded by
David Emma