Legendary Goalie Elected to U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

After an exceptional career defined by clutch performances and highlight-reel saves, Ryan Miller is being rewarded for his efforts in November as one of 5 inductees into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame this year.

Miller retired in 2021 as the all-time leader in wins for an American goalie with 391. He spent most of his time in the NHL with the Sabres, followed by short stints with the Blues, Canucks and Ducks. For his career, he recorded a 2.64 goals against average and a .914 save percentage in 796 appearances, 44 of them shutouts. He took home the Vezina Trophy in the 2009-10 season. The Sabres will be retiring his jersey number in 2023.
Miller also had a reputation for performing in the spotlight. In 57 playoff games, he had a 2.52 GAA and a .913 save percentage. He was also named the Most Valuable Player in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics despite losing in the championship game, with an incredible 1.35 GAA and .946 save percentage. Maybe more than his great play, though, Miller became a fan-favorite for his fiery temper and willingness to stand up for teammates. In a sport where skaters are expected to protect their goalies at all costs, Miller flipped the script, often rushing into scrums and even dropping the gloves when tensions got high.

Joining Miller will be U.S. sled hockey goalie Steve Cash, U.S. Women’s National Team players and sisters Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando, and late USA Hockey director Jim Johannson. 

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