Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Kevin Miller
Since entering the NHL in 1988-89, centre Kevin Miller has been a solid two-way performer in the pros. His versatility made him a sought after commodity who saw action with nine different teams before heading to Europe in 2000-01.

Born in Lansing, Michigan, Miller was chosen 202nd overall by the New York Rangers in 1984 after a strong year with the Redford Royals of the Great Lakes Junior League. He then spent four years at Michigan State and a season with the U.S. national team in 1987-88. Miller's amateur career culminated with an appearance at the Calgary Olympics.

The young forward split his first two pro seasons between the IHL and the Rangers. After scoring 44 points in 63 games in 1990-91 Miller was traded to the Detroit Red Wings. He lasted a year in Motown where he scored 20 goals in 1991-92 and started the next year in Washington.

In November 1992, Miller was sent to the St. Louis Blues for Paul Cavallini. He registered consecutive 20-goal seasons and played solid defensive hockey for his new club before he was traded to the San Jose Sharks. Late in the 1995-96 the Pittsburgh Penguins acquired him as they prepared for the post-season. Miller was one of the club's steadiest workers and helped them come within a game of reaching the finals.

After brief stints with the Chicago Black Hawks, New York Islanders, and Ottawa Senators, Miller found himself with the IHL's Grand Rapids Gryphons in 1999-2000. During the post-season, he topped all skaters with eleven goals and 18 points while helping the club win the Turner Cup. Miller sought a new challenge in 2001-02 when he joined the HC Davos club of Switzerland. He made an immediate impact by leading the Swiss Elite league with 29 goals in 36 games before making a return to North Ameria in 2003-04 with the Detroit Red Wings organization.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1983-84 Redford Royals GLJHL 44 28 57 85
1984-85 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 44 11 29 40 84
1985-86 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 45 19 52 71 112
1986-87 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 42 25 56 81 63
1987-88 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 9 6 3 9 18
1987-88 United States Nat-Tm 48 31 32 63 33
1987-88 United States Olympics 5 1 3 4 4
1988-89 New York Rangers NHL 24 3 5 8 2 -1
1988-89 Denver Rangers IHL 55 29 47 76 19 4 2 1 3 2
1989-90 New York Rangers NHL 16 0 5 5 2 -1 1 0 0 0 0
1989-90 Flint Spirits IHL 48 19 23 42 41
1990-91 New York Rangers NHL 63 17 27 44 63 +1
1990-91 Detroit Red Wings NHL 11 5 2 7 4 -4 7 3 2 5 20
1990-91 United States WEC-A 9 3 5 8 10
1991-92 United States Can-Cup 8 2 3 5 16
1991-92 Detroit Red Wings NHL 80 20 26 46 53 +6 9 0 2 2 4
1992-93 Washington Capitals NHL 10 0 3 3 35 -4
1992-93 St. Louis Blues NHL 72 24 22 46 65 +6 10 0 3 3 11
1993-94 St. Louis Blues NHL 75 23 25 48 83 +6 3 1 0 1 4
1994-95 St. Louis Blues NHL 15 2 5 7 0 +4
1994-95 San Jose Sharks NHL 21 6 7 13 13 0 6 0 0 0 2
1995-96 San Jose Sharks NHL 68 22 20 42 41 -8
1995-96 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 13 6 5 11 4 +4 18 3 2 5 8
1996-97 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 69 14 17 31 41 -10 6 0 1 1 0
1997-98 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 37 4 7 11 8 -4
1997-98 Indianapolis Ice IHL 26 11 11 22 41 -3 2 1 1 2 0
1997-98 United States WC-A 5 0 1 1 29
1998-99 New York Islanders NHL 33 1 5 6 13 -5
1998-99 Chicago Wolves IHL 30 11 20 31 8 +14 10 2 7 9 22
1999-00 Ottawa Senators NHL 9 3 2 5 2 +1 1 0 0 0 0
1999-00 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 63 20 34 54 51 +15 17 11 7 18 30
2000-01 HC Davos Swiss 36 29 27 56 61 4 3 0 3 2
2001-02 HC Davos Swiss 43 23 18 41 78 16 4 10 14 12
2002-03 HC Davos Swiss 44 14 24 38 40 17 8 3 11 4
2002-03 United States WC-A 6 0 2 2 4 -1
2003-04 Detroit Red Wings NHL 4 0 2 2 0 +2
2003-04 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 74 27 21 48 22 0 4 3 0 3 5
2004-05 Flint Generals UHL 7 1 4 5 10 0
NHL Totals 620 150 185 335 429 61 7 10 17 49


Brother of Kelly and Kip Traded to Detroit by NY Rangers with Jim Cummins and Dennis Vial for Joe Kocur and Per Djoos, March 5, 1991. Traded to Washington by Detroit for Dino Ciccarelli, June 20, 1992. Traded to St. Louis by Washington for Paul Cavallini, November 2, 1992. Traded to San Jose by St. Louis for Todd Elik, March 23, 1995. Traded to Pittsburgh by San Jose for Pittsburgh's 5th round choice (later traded to Boston - Boston selected Elias Abrahamsson) in 1996 Entry Draft , March 20, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, July 18, 1996. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, October 9, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, August 24, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Davos (Swiss), July 26, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, August 27, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Flint (UHL), March 3, 2005.