Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Brad Miller
Brad Miller was a rugged defenceman who played parts of six seasons in the NHL during the 1980s and '90s. His game was based on utilizing his 6'4" frame to take the body and keep the front of his net clear.

The native of Edmonton played midget with the city's Knights of Columbus before joining the WHL's Regina Pats. In 1987, he was taken 22nd overall by the Buffalo Sabres who then returned him to junior. Miller spent much of his first four pro seasons working on his consistency with the AHL's Rochester Americans. In 1991-92, he played 42 games and showed plenty of grit but his skill level kept him from making a significant impact in the league.

After the Ottawa Senators in the 1992 Expansion Draft claimed him, Miller continued to spend most of his time in the minors. He dressed for eight games with the Calgary Flames in 1993-94 but was strictly an IHL regular for the next several years.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1984-85 Edmonton Pats AMHL 42 7 26 33 154
1985-86 Regina Pats WHL 71 2 14 16 99 10 1 1 2 4
1986-87 Regina Pats WHL 67 10 38 48 154 3 0 0 0 6
1987-88 Regina Pats WHL 61 9 34 43 148 4 1 1 2 12
1987-88 Rochester Americans AHL 3 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 2
1988-89 Regina Pats WHL 34 8 18 26 95
1988-89 Buffalo Sabres NHL 7 0 0 0 6 -1
1988-89 Rochester Americans AHL 3 0 0 0 4
1989-90 Buffalo Sabres NHL 1 0 0 0 0 +1
1989-90 Rochester Americans AHL 60 2 10 12 273 8 1 0 1 52
1990-91 Buffalo Sabres NHL 13 0 0 0 67 -1
1990-91 Rochester Americans AHL 49 0 9 9 248 12 0 4 4 67
1991-92 Buffalo Sabres NHL 42 1 4 5 192 -5
1991-92 Rochester Americans AHL 27 0 4 4 113 11 0 0 0 61
1992-93 Ottawa Senators NHL 11 0 0 0 42 -5
1992-93 New Haven Senators AHL 41 1 9 10 138
1992-93 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 20 0 3 3 61 8 0 2 2 10
1993-94 Calgary Flames NHL 8 0 1 1 14 -2
1993-94 Saint John Flames AHL 36 3 12 15 174 6 1 0 1 21
1994-95 Minnesota Moose IHL 55 1 13 14 181 3 0 0 0 12
1995-96 Minnesota Moose IHL 33 0 5 5 170
1995-96 Atlanta Knights IHL 5 0 0 0 8
1995-96 Utah Grizzlies IHL 1 0 0 0 0
1996-97 Quebec Rafales IHL 57 1 7 8 132 4 0 0 0 2
1997-98 San Antonio Dragons IHL 58 3 6 9 228 +4
1997-98 Utah Grizzlies IHL 9 0 1 1 46 -3 4 0 0 0 8
1998-99 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 73 5 16 21 264 -4
1999-00 Utah Grizzlies IHL 49 0 4 4 118 0 1 0 0 0 4
NHL Totals 82 1 5 6 321


Claimed by Ottawa from Buffalo in Expansion Draft, June 18, 1992. Traded to Toronto by Ottawa for Toronto's 9th round choice (Pavol Demitra) in 1993 Entry Draft, February 25, 1993. Traded to Calgary by Toronto with Jeff Perry for Todd Gillingham and Paul Holden, September 2, 1993. IHL rights acquired by Utah (IHL) from Las Vegas (IHL) with Russ Romaniuk, Scott Hollis and Kevin Kaminski after Las Vegas franchise folded, July 6, 1999.