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Ryan Miller Biography

Ryan Miller was born July 17, 1980, in East Lansing, Michigan and is an American ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League. He was selected to play for the U.S. hockey team in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. He is known for his hybrid style of goaltending, placing him on par with the likes of Martin Brodeur and Evgeni Nabokov. He is also the older brother of Detroit Red Wings winger Drew Miller.

Miller finished the 200506 season by establishing himself as the starting goalie for the Sabres. He ranked 11th among NHL goalies with a 2.60 GAA, and 9th with a save percentage of .914. Miller led the Sabres to a surprise season, winning 30 games and proving himself to be one of the hardest working goalies in the league. Miller played well in the postseason as well, advancing the Sabres to the conference finals before injuries finally caught up with them, losing game 7 to Carolina.

After the 200506 season, Miller became a restricted free agent and waived his right to arbitration. Mike Liut, Miller's agent, continued to negotiate with the Sabres through the summer. On September 8, 2006, the Sabres announced that they have re-signed Miller to a three-year contract.

The 200607 season would prove a successful one. In his first season starting with the number one job, Miller and his team won the first 10 games in a row. Miller was voted in as the starting goaltender for the Eastern Conference of the 2007 NHL All-Star Game in a 129 loss, he played the first period and allowed just 3 goals. Miller also gained a reputation of a shootout specialist with his technique of challenging the shooter outside the crease. That season he was 104 in shootouts, with Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils being his closest rival at 10 wins and 6 losses. In 63 games played that season, Miller posted a 0.911 SVP and a 2.73 GAA backing a more offensively oriented team.

In the post-season of that year, Ryan Miller would lead his team to defeat the New York Islanders in 5 games, the New York Rangers in 6, and would go on to the conference finals for the second time in 2 years, only to lose to the Ottawa Senators in 5. Miller's game was notably improved in the playoffs however, exiting with a .922 SVP and 2.22 GAA.

On October 11, the Sabres won their first game of the 200708 season with a 60 win over the Atlanta Thrashers. Miller had the shutout stopping 20 shots in a game following the death of his 18-year-old cousin, Matt, who died the Monday before of a complication with a bone-marrow transplant. At the close of the game, Miller raised his stick to the home crowd in tribute and had received star honors for his effort in net.

Ryan Miller's current helmet design has the words Matt Man on the back in remembrance.

On January 1, 2008, Miller played with the Sabres in the AMP Energy NHL Winter Classic, which was the first outdoor NHL game to be held in the United States. The game was played at Ralph Wilson Stadium, home to the Buffalo Bills, in Orchard Park, New York. The Sabres lost in a shoot-out to the Pittsburgh Penguins, but Miller only allowed one goal (out of 25 shots) in regulation. Miller previously played outdoors in the Cold War a game between Michigan and Michigan State held in 2001.

On March 28, 2008, Miller played in his 73rd game of the season, breaking the Sabres franchise record for most games played in a season, passing Grant Fuhr, Dominik Haek and Martin Biron. In spite of the presence of then backup goaltender Jocelyn Thibault- Miller finished the season with 76 games played, recording a 2.64 GAA and a .906 SVP.

On July 18, 2008, Miller signed a five-year contract extension worth $31.25 million with the Sabres that will keep him in Buffalo through the 201314 season. The contract will take effect at the start of the 200910 season, as Miller still has a year left on his prior contract. Miller suffered a high-end ankle sprain on February 22 in a game against the New York Rangers, which kept him out of action until late March. Despite Miller's strong 34186 record during the 2008-09 NHL Season, the Sabres narrowly missed out on qualifying for a playoff berth.



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