Joe Miller (ice hockey)

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For the Welsh ice hockey player, see Joe Miller Jr.
Joe Miller
Born (1898-10-06)October 6, 1898
Morrisburg, ON, CAN
Died August 1, 1963(1963-08-01) (aged 64)
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for NHL
New York Americans
New York Rangers
Pittsburgh Pirates
Philadelphia Quakers
St. Paul Saints
Niagara Falls Cataracts
Playing career 1916–1932

Joseph Anthony "Joe" Miller (October 6, 1898 – August 1, 1963) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player. Miller played the goaltender position for the New York Americans, New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Quakers. Miller was a member of the 1928 New York Rangers championship team.

Joe Miller played for the New York Americans in 1928 when he was sent to the minors after being waived by the Americans. By an interesting set of circumstances his Stanley Cup opportunity arose. His season with Niagara Falls over, Miller was at home in Ottawa when New York Rangers goaltender Lorne Chabot was injured in the second game of the Stanley Cup Final. Rangers coach and General manager Lester Patrick asked the Americans and the Maroons for permission to use Miller for the remainder of the series. The American agreed but Montreal Maroons head coach Eddie Gerard forced Lester Patrick to play goal for the rest of that game. Miller was the designated backup for all NHL teams at the time, and he was loaned to the Rangers. Miller played three games for the Rangers and won the 1928 Stanley Cup for the New York.[1]

Miller later played for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Philadelphia Quakers. He wore uniform number 1.


  • Zweig, Eric (2012). Stanley Cup: 120 years of hockey supremacy. Firefly Books. ISBN 978-1-77085-104-7. 
  1. ^ Zweig 2012, p. 247.

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