Andy Miele

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Andy Miele
Andy Miele - AHL All-Star Classic 2012.jpg
Born (1988-04-15) April 15, 1988 (age 27)
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, USA
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Detroit Red Wings
Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL)
Phoenix Coyotes
National team  United States
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2011–present

Andy Miele (born April 15, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Playing career[edit]


During the 2007–08 season, in his first season with Miami, Miele played in 18 games for Miami, where he registered six goals and eight assists. He recorded his first multi-point and multi-goal game against Michigan on February 9, with two goals and one assist.

During the 2008–09 season, Miele was one of six players to play in 41 games, while registering 15 goals and 16 assists.

During the 2009–10 season, following his breakout year with Miami, Miele took his scoring to the next level. Appearing in 43 games, he was the second-leading scorer on the team, registering 15 goals and 29 assists, finishing above a point-per-game pace with 44 points. Miele recorded his first career short-handed goal on November 20, in a game against Western Michigan.

As a senior at Miami, Miele was the team's leading scorer, and led the nation in scoring with 24 goals and 47 assists in 39 games during the 2010–11 season. Miele went on a school-record-tying 17-game point streak, from January 8 to March 19, during which he posted a total of 38 points. Miele was named the CCHA Player of the Month in January and February, and the National Player of the Month in February. Miami finished third in the CCHA, and Miele help lead Miami to win its first ever Mason Cup. During the 2011 CCHA Tournament, Miele registered six points, including four points in Miami's semifinal victory over Notre Dame. Miele was named to the CCHA All-Tournament Team, and was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player.[1] Miele won the Hobey Baker Award in 2011 as the top NCAA men's ice hockey player,[2] and was also named the USCHO Player of the Year,[3] CCHA Player of the Year, and USA Hockey's College Player of the Year.[4]


On April 2, 2011, the Phoenix Coyotes signed Miele to a two-year, entry-level contract.[5]

During the 2011–12 season, Miele recorded his first professional goal and assist in his professional debut at Bridgeport on October 8. He was the leading-scorer for the Portland Pirates, recording 13 goals, and a team high-38 assists in 69 games.[6] Miele made his NHL debut for the Coyotes on October 23, 2011, in a game against the Anaheim Ducks.

On June 29, 2012, the Phoenix Coyotes re-signed Miele to a one-year, two-way contract.[7]

During the 2012–13 season, Miele recorded 19 goals and 34 assists in 70 games. The Pirates finished second in the Atlantic Division and were swept by Eastern Conference champion Syracuse Crunch in the first round with two of the three losses in overtime. Miele scored one goal and two assists in three playoff games.[8]

On July 2, 2014, the Detroit Red Wings signed Miele to a one-year, two-way contract. Miele spent the majority of his pro career with the Coyotes' AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates, where he recorded 35 goals and 107 points in 139 AHL games.[9]

During the 2014–15 season, Miele led the Griffins in scoring, recording 26 goals and 44 assists in 71 games, finishing second overall in league scoring. During the 2015 Calder Cup playoffs, Miele was the second leading scorer for the Griffins, recording three goals and 11 assists in 16 games. Following an outstanding season with the Griffins, Miele was named to the AHL First All-Star Team.

On July 1, 2015, the Red Wings signed Miele to a one-year contract extension.[10]

International play[edit]

Miele made his international debut for the United States, at the 2011 IIHF World Championship. He was one of three college players to represent the USA. Miele skated in two of USA's seven games in Slovakia, where he recorded two assists.

Miele represented the United States at the 2014 IIHF World Championship, where he skated in four games, and recorded zero goals or assists.[11]


Miele is a member of the Advisory Board for You Can Play, a campaign dedicated to fighting homophobia in sports.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 52 10 17 27 41 8 0 4 4 4
2006–07 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 13 7 8 15 15
2006–07 Chicago Steel USHL 45 13 29 42 70 4 2 4 6 14
2007–08 Chicago Steel USHL 29 30 11 41 78
2007–08 Miami RedHawks CCHA 18 6 8 14 4
2008–09 Miami RedHawks CCHA 41 15 16 31 34
2009–10 Miami RedHawks CCHA 43 15 29 44 61
2010–11 Miami RedHawks CCHA 39 24 47 71 35
2011–12 Portland Pirates AHL 69 16 38 54 43
2011–12 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 7 0 0 0 6
2012–13 Portland Pirates AHL 70 19 34 53 72 3 1 2 3 15
2012–13 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Portland Pirates AHL 70 27 45 72 66
2013–14 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 7 0 2 2 5
2014–15 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 71 26 44 70 42 16 3 11 14 20
NHL totals 15 0 2 2 11


Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2011 United States WC 8th 2 0 2 2 2
2014 United States WC 6th 4 0 0 0 4
Senior totals 6 0 2 2 6

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-CCHA Second Team 2009–10 [4]
All-CCHA First Team 2010–11
CCHA Player of the Year 2010–11
USA Hockey College Player of the Year 2010–11
Hobey Baker Memorial Award 2010–11
AHCA West First-Team All-American 2010–11
CCHA All-Tournament Team 2011
CCHA Tournament MVP 2011
AHL Second All-Star Team 2013–14 [13]
AHL First All-Star Team 2014–15 [14]


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Blake Geoffrion
Winner of the Hobey Baker Award
Succeeded by
Jack Connolly
Preceded by
Cody Reichard
CCHA Player of the Year
Succeeded by
Torey Krug
Preceded by
Drew Palmisano
Perani Cup Champion
Succeeded by
Reilly Smith
Preceded by
Shawn Hunwick
CCHA Most Valuable Player in Tournament
Succeeded by
Frank Slubowski