Colin Miller (ice hockey, born 1992)

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Colin Miller
Colin Miller 2018-02-06 1.jpg
Miller with the Golden Knights in 2018
Born (1992-10-29) October 29, 1992 (age 26)
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Vegas Golden Knights
Boston Bruins
NHL Draft 151st overall, 2012
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 2013–present

Colin Miller (born October 29, 1992) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing with the Vegas Golden Knights organization of the National Hockey League (NHL). Miller was selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the 5th round (151st overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Miller played three seasons (20102013) of major junior hockey with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), scoring 31 goals and 74 assists for 105 points, while earning 201 penalty minutes, in 174 games played. At the conclusion of the 2012–13 OHL season he was selected to receive the Mickey Renaud Captain's Trophy as the OHL team captain that best exemplifies leadership on and off the ice.[1]

Miller in September 2015

On July 29, 2013, the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL) signed Miller to a three-year entry-level contract.[2]

During the 2014–15 season, on January 25, 2015, at the AHL All-Star Skills Competition in Utica, New York, Miller won the fastest skater competition, then proceeded to set the AHL record for hardest shot, clocking at 105.5 miles per hour.[3] On June 26, 2015, Miller was traded by the Kings along with Martin Jones and the 13th overall selection (Jakub Zboril) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft to the Boston Bruins in exchange for Milan Lucic.[4] After playing one season in the Bruins' organization, he signed a two-year contract extension worth $2 million.[5]

Having been exposed by the Bruins at the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft, Miller was selected by the Vegas Golden Knights on June 21, 2017.[6]

On May 28, 2018, Miller scored the first ever Stanley Cup Finals goal in Vegas Golden Knights history during the first period of Game 1 of the 2018 Stanley Cup Finals.[7] During Game Four of the Stanley Cup Finals, Miller was hit in the face by T. J. Oshie subsequently breaking his nose.[8] The Washington Capitals ended up winning the Stanley Cup the following game. Miller ended both the regular and post-season setting career highs in goals, assists, and points.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Soo Thunderbirds NOJHL 46 7 23 30 38 14 5 9 14 6
2010–11 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 66 3 19 22 44
2011–12 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 54 8 20 28 79
2012–13 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 54 20 35 55 78 6 1 6 7 0
2013–14 Manchester Monarchs AHL 65 5 12 17 35 3 0 0 0 6
2014–15 Manchester Monarchs AHL 70 19 33 52 82 19 2 8 10 12
2015–16 Boston Bruins NHL 42 3 13 16 39
2015–16 Providence Bruins AHL 20 4 8 12 16 2 0 0 0 0
2016–17 Boston Bruins NHL 61 6 7 13 55 4 0 1 1 2
2017–18 Vegas Golden Knights NHL 82 10 31 41 53 20 3 4 7 14
NHL totals 185 19 51 70 147 4 0 1 1 2

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year Ref
OHL
Mickey Renaud Captain's Trophy - Leadership Award 2012–13 [9]
AHL
Second All-Star Team 2014–15 [10]
Calder Cup (Manchester Monarchs) 2015 [11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miller wins Mickey Renaud award". Ontario Hockey League. 2013-04-01. Retrieved 2013-04-01.
  2. ^ "Kings agree to terms with Andrew Bodnarchuk and Colin Miller on multi-year deals". Los Angeles Kings. 2013-07-29. Retrieved 2013-07-29.
  3. ^ "MONARCHS' MILLER LEADS EAST TO SKILLS WIN". theahl.com. January 25, 2015. Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  4. ^ "Boston Bruins trade Lucic to Los Angeles for No.13 pick, Martin Jones and Colin Miller". ESPN. 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2015-06-26.
  5. ^ "Bruins Sign Colin Miller To Two-Year Contract Worth $1 Million Annually; Sign Joe Morrow To One-Year Contract Worth $800,000". Boston Bruins. 2016-07-14. Retrieved 2016-07-14.
  6. ^ "Vegas takes Bruins defenseman Colin Miller in expansion draft". Boston Herald. 2017-06-21. Retrieved 2017-06-21.
  7. ^ @NHL (May 28, 2018). "Colin Miller gets the @GoldenKnights the first goal of the 2018 #StanleyCup Final!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  8. ^ Beneteau, Josh (June 4, 2018). "Golden Knights defenceman Colin Miller breaks nose in Game 4". sportsnet.ca. Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  9. ^ "Colin Miller Awarded Mickey Renaud Captain's Trophy". OurSportsCentral.com. 2013-04-01. Retrieved 2013-04-01.
  10. ^ "First, Second Team AHL All-Stars named". American Hockey League. 2015-04-01. Retrieved 2015-04-01.
  11. ^ "Manchester defeats Utica to win Calder Cup". National Hockey League. 2015-06-19. Retrieved 2015-06-19.

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