The Carolina Hurricanes have locked up some AHL depth, inking Andrew Miller (no, not that Andrew Miller MLBTR fans) to a one-year two-way contract that will see him earn the minimum $650K in the NHL. Miller was set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st.
The 28-year old Miller is an excellent AHL scorer, and put up another solid season with 41 points in 55 games for the Charlotte Checkers this year. The former Yale standout has played 15 NHL games in his career, scoring six points. Though he’s not expected to make an appearance with the Hurricanes next season, he will provide some much-needed stability to their AHL club.
Charlotte recently lost their head coach Ulf Samuelsson to the Chicago Blackhawks, and have yet to name a successor for next season. While there has yet to be word on assistant coach Peter Andersson, he was brought in by Samuelsson after working together in Sweden and has little experience as a head coach. It wouldn’t be surprising to see a whole new staff brought in for next season, and they’ll need Miller at his very best to help lead the squad.