Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jason Miller
Jason Miller grew up playing in the Edmonton minor hockey system and played with the Edmonton Pats of the AAHA in 1986-87 season at the age of 15 where he scored 38 goals and 69 points in 40 games. He had a very successful major junior career with the Medicine Hat Tigers of the WHL. In his first season with the club, the Tigers successfully defended their Memorial Cup championship in Chicoutimi, Quebec, defeating the OHL's Windsor Spitfires 7-6 in the final. Miller blossomed offensively in his second year, scoring 51 goals and 106 points in 72 games. The strong offensive output at just 17 earned him lots of notice from the NHL's Central Scouting Bureau. In the 1989 NHL Entry Draft he was selected in the first round, 18th overall by the New Jersey Devils.

Miller remained with the Tigers for another two years, playing out his junior eligibility and continued to show his scoring prowess. In his final year he netted 60 goals and 136 points to lead the team. He played in one NHL game with the Devils in 1990-91.

Despite a good training camp the following September, Miller was unable to crack the Devils starting roster and was sent to the team's minor-league affiliate in Utica where he played 71 games. He was called up to fill in for injuries with New Jersey for three games, but again was held off the scoresheet. He played two more games with New Jersey in 1992-93, the last time he played in the NHL.

After toiling in the minors with Albany and Adirondack for another two years, Miller decided to move to Finland where he signed a deal with the Hameenlinna HPK. He soon packed his bags again and headed to Germany where he suited up for the Kaufbeuren Eagles. Hoping he would be rejuvenated and ready to play in the NHL, Miller returned and hoped to have a good showing in the IHL with Peoria to finish off the 1995-96 season. He remained in the IHL with San Antonio, posting decent offensive numbers, but garnered little interest from any NHL clubs.

Miller returned to Germany for the 1997-98 season, signing with Dusseldorf AG. Since 1998-99 he has been a member of the Nuernberg Ice Tigers.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1986-87 Edmonton Pats AMHL 40 38 31 69 76
1987-88 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 71 11 18 29 28 15 0 1 1 2
1987-88 Medicine Hat Tigers M-Cup 4 2 2 4 0
1988-89 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 72 51 55 106 44 3 1 2 3 2
1989-90 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 66 43 56 99 40 3 3 2 5 0
1990-91 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 66 60 76 136 31 12 9 10 19 8
1990-91 New Jersey Devils NHL 1 0 0 0 0 +1
1991-92 New Jersey Devils NHL 3 0 0 0 0 0
1991-92 Utica Devils AHL 71 23 32 55 31 4 1 3 4 0
1992-93 New Jersey Devils NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -1
1992-93 Utica Devils AHL 72 28 42 70 43 5 4 4 8 2
1993-94 Albany River Rats AHL 77 22 53 75 65 5 1 1 2 4
1994-95 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 77 32 33 65 39 4 1 0 1 0
1995-96 HPK Hameenlinna Finland 22 4 6 10 10
1995-96 Kaufbeurer Adler Germany 3 1 1 2 0
1995-96 Peoria Rivermen IHL 39 16 22 38 6 11 1 2 3 4
1996-97 San Antonio Dragons IHL 76 26 43 69 43 9 1 4 5 6
1997-98 Dusseldorfer EG Germany 46 15 19 34 26 3 1 2 3 0
1998-99 Nurnberg Ice Tigers Germany 50 30 31 61 56 13 5 6 11 8
1999-00 Nurnberg Ice Tigers Germany 65 26 29 55 61
1999-00 Nurnberg Ice Tigers EuroHL 6 3 3 6 4 2 2 0 2 2
2000-01 Nurnberg Ice Tigers Germany 56 21 36 57 44 2 0 2 2 2
2001-02 Nurnberg Ice Tigers Germany 50 10 23 33 75 4 0 1 1 6
2002-03 Hamburg Freezers Germany 47 5 5 10 14 2 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 6 0 0 0 0


WHL East Second All-Star Team (1991) Signed as a free agent by Detroit, August 26, 1994.