As expected, the Anaheim Ducks have signed Ryan Miller to a two-year, $4MM deal. The former Vancouver Canucks goaltender will take his talents to Southern California, where he lives in the offseason with his family.
Miller is ranked 19th in the NHL for most wins for a goaltender with 358 career victories. He won the Vezina Trophy in 2010 with the Sabres, but has spent the past three seasons in Vancouver, where he had some success. However, the Canucks only reached the playoffs once in those three years, his first with the franchise. His $2MM per year will be quite a paycut from the $6MM he was making per year on his last contract when he signed a 3-year, $18MM contract back in 2014.
The soon-to-be 37-year-old goaltender finished this year with a 2.80 GAA in 54 games with a .914 save percentage. At his age, a lighter load for the veteran may be just what Miller needs as he will now backup John Gibson in Anaheim. He replaces Jonathan Bernier, who played 38 games backing up Gibson last year.
Love this signing, as a backup he will push Gibson. History says he’ll get time in Anaheim.
Ducks did good here. Gave Miller just enough money to pay off his property taxes for the next two years.