Canucks sign Ryan Miller to 3-year, $18-million contract
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The Vancouver Canucks have signed Ryan Miller to a contract, according to Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos. According to TSN's Bob McKenzie the contract is for three-years and $18 million, and reportedly includes a modified no-trade clause and $1 million in signing bonuses per season.
The contract is now official:
Miller, who will turn 34 on July 17, played all but 19 of his 559 career games as a member of the Buffalo Sabres, leading the team to back-to-back Eastern Conference Finals appearances in 2006 and 2007.
"Ryan is a player we identified early and we think he's going to be very instrumental in the success of our team going forward," said Canucks general manager Jim Benning at the introductory press conference on Tuesday. "He's a proven winner."
"I had a chance to experience Vancouver over the years and I've always been blown away by the amount of support the fans bring out," Miller added. "Also how kind the people have treated me over the years, especially during the Olympics.
"From the top down I think they have the right attitude in place, they've identified the way they want to do it, I think it's going to be exciting to play hockey here."
Miller posted a .923 save percentage for the eventual last place Sabres in 2013-14 prior to being traded to the St. Louis Blues; brought in to solidify the crease for a team with Stanley Cup aspirations, Miller and the Blues fell to the Chicago Blackhawks in six games, wherein he recorded a disappointing .897 save percentage.
For his career, the fifth round pick in the 1999 NHL Draft boasts a record of 294-194-1-57 with 29 shutouts and an average save percentage of .915.
You can see all the Miller rumors before the deal here.
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