Kevin Miller (ice hockey)
September 2, 1965 |
Lansing, MI, USA
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
|Played for||New York Rangers
Detroit Red Wings
St. Louis Blues
San Jose Sharks
New York Islanders
|NHL Draft||202nd overall, 1984
New York Rangers
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
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. 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.
He is one of the three Miller brothers, along with Kelly and Kip, who played in the NHL, and is a cousin of current Vancouver Canucks 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.
|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||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||—||—||—||—||—|
|1998–99||New York Islanders||NHL||33||1||5||6||13||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||Grand Rapids Griffins||IHL||63||20||34||54||51||17||11||7||18||30|
|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|
- Former NHLer sued for $1.6 million after delivering career-ending hit, November 15, 2012
- Sportsnet.ca: Judge Orders Ex-NHLer Miller To Pay $1,600,000, June 7, 2014
- Kevin Miller's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Profile at hockeydraftcentral.com
- Kevin Miller's biography at Legends of Hockey
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