Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jay Miller
Jay Miller was a hard-nosed left-winger who played over 400 NHL games in the 1980s and '90s. He was a decent checker and could score the odd goal, but his main function was to take on the toughest customers on the opposition.

Born in Wellesley, Massachusetts, Miller was chosen 66th overall by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1980 Entry Draft after his freshman year at the University of New Hampshire. After finishing his four years with the Wildcats, Miller spent two years in the minors. He then spent nearly four years as the Boston Bruins' enforcer and helped the club reach the Stanley Cup final in 1988.

In January 1989, Miller was sent to the L.A. Kings who were in need of some muscle. He helped his new club reach the second round of the playoffs in 1989 and 1990. In 1989-90, Miller showed he was more than a tough guy by notching a career high ten goals. He retired after playing 67 games for the L.A. Kings in 1992


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1978-79 Northwood Huskies High-NY
1979-80 U. of New Hampshire ECAC 28 7 12 19 53
1980-81 U. of New Hampshire ECAC 10 4 8 12 14
1981-82 U. of New Hampshire ECAC 24 6 4 10 34
1982-83 U. of New Hampshire ECAC 28 5 5 10 28
1982-83 Fredericton Express AHL 3 1 2 3 0
1983-84 Toledo Goaldiggers IHL 2 0 0 0 2
1983-84 Maine Mariners AHL 15 1 1 2 27
1983-84 Mohawk Valley Suns ACHL 48 15 36 51 167
1984-85 Muskegon Mohawks IHL 56 5 29 34 177 17 1 1 2 56
1985-86 Boston Bruins NHL 46 3 0 3 178 -3 2 0 0 0 17
1985-86 Moncton Golden Flames AHL 18 4 6 10 113
1986-87 Boston Bruins NHL 55 1 4 5 208 -11
1987-88 Boston Bruins NHL 78 7 12 19 304 -5 12 0 0 0 124
1988-89 Boston Bruins NHL 37 2 4 6 168 -6
1988-89 Los Angeles Kings NHL 29 5 3 8 133 -3 11 0 1 1 63
1989-90 Los Angeles Kings NHL 68 10 2 12 224 -6 10 1 1 2 10
1990-91 Los Angeles Kings NHL 66 8 12 20 259 +9 8 0 0 0 17
1991-92 Los Angeles Kings NHL 67 4 7 11 249 -8 5 1 1 2 12
NHL Totals 446 40 44 84 1723 48 2 3 5 243


Traded to Minnesota by Quebec for Jim Dobson, June 29, 1983. Signed as a free agent by Boston, October 1, 1985. Traded to Los Angeles by Boston for future considerations (Steve Kasper traded to Los Angeles by Boston for Bob Carpenter, January 23, 1989), January 22, 1989.
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