Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Craig Millar
Craig Millar was Buffalo's tenth pick, 225th overall in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft from the Swift Current Broncos of the WHL.

Millar played with his hometown Winnipeg Hawks of the MAHA in 1991-92 before joining Swift Current for four seasons. In his rookie year he suited up for 43 games, scoring just three points while seeing limited ice time. His totals improved slightly in the second year when he had eleven points in 66 games but it was his third year when he broke out offensively scoring 50 points in 72 games. Millar's fourth and final season with the Broncos was his best when he had 31 goals and 77 points in 72 games finishing second in team scoring behind Josh St. Louis. He was named to the WHL's East First All-Star Team.

On March 18, 1997 Millar was traded to the Edmonton Oilers for Miroslav Satan while playing in the minors with the Rochester Americans. He was called up for his first NHL soon thereafter, failing to record a point. He closed out the season with the Hamilton Bulldogs, the Oilers' AHL affiliate. The following year he was called up to Edmonton for four eleven games and scored four goals. In 60 games with the Bulldogs he had ten goals and 32 points. He played another 24 games with the Oilers in 1998-99 before moving on to the Nashville Predators in 199-00 when he played in 57 games, scoring three goals and 14 points. He began the 2000-01 campaign with the Predators but was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning where he appeared in 16 games.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1991-92 Winnipeg Mavericks MMMHL
1992-93 Swift Current Broncos WHL 43 2 1 3 8
1993-94 Swift Current Broncos WHL 66 2 9 11 53 7 0 3 3 4
1994-95 Swift Current Broncos WHL 72 8 42 50 80 6 1 1 2 10
1995-96 Swift Current Broncos WHL 72 31 46 77 151 6 1 0 1 22
1996-97 Rochester Americans AHL 64 7 18 25 65
1996-97 Edmonton Oilers NHL 1 0 0 0 2 0
1996-97 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 10 1 3 4 10 22 4 4 8 21
1997-98 Edmonton Oilers NHL 11 4 0 4 8 -3
1997-98 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 60 10 22 32 113 +9 9 3 1 4 22
1998-99 Edmonton Oilers NHL 24 0 2 2 19 -6
1998-99 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 43 3 17 20 38 +15 11 1 5 6 18
1999-00 Nashville Predators NHL 57 3 11 14 28 -6
1999-00 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 8 1 5 6 6 +9
2000-01 Nashville Predators NHL 5 0 0 0 6 +1
2000-01 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 12 1 2 3 2 -2
2000-01 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 16 1 1 2 10 -8
2000-01 Detroit Vipers IHL 11 0 2 2 32 -8
2001-02 HC Slovan Harvard Bratislava Slovakia 10 0 0 0 8
2001-02 EV Regensburg German-2 18 5 5 10 122 10 3 5 8 38
NHL Totals 114 8 14 22 73


WHL East First All-Star Team (1996)
AHL All-Rookie Team (1997)
Traded to Edmonton by Buffalo with Barrie Moore for Miroslav Satan, March 18, 1997. Traded to Nashville by Edmonton for Detroit's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Edmonton selected Mike Comrie) in 1999 Entry Draft, June 26, 1999. Claimed on waivers by Tampa Bay from Nashville, October 25, 2000. Traded to Ottawa by Tampa Bay for John Emmons, March 13, 2001.