Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Kip Miller
Since making his NHL debut in 1990-91, centre Kip Miller has shown flashes of being a quality playmaker and offensive sparkplug. Most of his success has come in the minors where the hockey tends to be more wide open.

Born in Lansing, Michigan, the younger brother of Kevin Miller spent two years as a junior with Detroit Compuware. He was chosen 72nd overall by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft after scoring 20 goals as a freshman with Michigan State. In 1989-90, the clever pivot led the CCHA in goals and assists and was named the winner of the Hobey Baker trophy as the top player in U.S. collegiate hockey. Miller was also a two-time selection to the CCHA First All-Star Team and the NCAA West First All-American Team.

During his first two pro seasons, Miller played sporadically in Quebec but was a top scorer for the AHL's Halifax Citadels. In March 1992, he was traded to the Minnesota North Stars but spent most of his time in the IHL. Over the next five years Miller spent time with the San Jose Sharks, New York Islanders and Chicago Blackhawks.

A Turner Cup winner and Bud Poile Trophy winner as Turner Cup MVP with the Utah Grizzlies in 1995, Miller's NHL career was revived when the Pittsburgh Penguins claimed him on waivers in October 1998. He scored 61 points over two seasons and helped the club reach the second round of the playoffs in 1999. In January 2000, the veteran pivot was traded to Anaheim where he recorded 23 points in 30 games. He returned to Pittsburgh in 2000-01 and split his time between the NHL and the IHL's Grand Rapids Griffins.

After splitting the 2001-02 season with the New York Islanders and the AHL's Grand Rappids Griffins, Miller joined the Washington Capitals in 2002-03 where he recorded a career high 50 points.

On the international stage, Miller has represented his homeland at the 1988 World Junior Championships and the 1990 World Championship.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1984-85 Detroit Compuware MNHL 65 69 63 132
1985-86 Detroit Compuware GLJHL 30 25 28 53
1986-87 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 41 20 19 39 92
1987-88 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 39 16 25 41 51
1987-88 United States WJC-A 7 2 2 4 2
1988-89 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 47 32 45 77 94
1989-90 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 45 48 53 101 60
1989-90 United States WEC-A 9 1 1 2 10
1990-91 Quebec Nordiques NHL 13 4 3 7 7 -1
1990-91 Halifax Citadels AHL 66 36 33 69 40
1991-92 Quebec Nordiques NHL 36 5 10 15 12 -21
1991-92 Halifax Citadels AHL 24 9 17 26 8
1991-92 Minnesota North Stars NHL 3 1 2 3 2 -1
1991-92 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 6 1 8 9 4 12 3 9 12 12
1992-93 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 61 17 39 56 59
1993-94 San Jose Sharks NHL 11 2 2 4 6 -1
1993-94 Kansas City Blades IHL 71 38 54 92 51
1994-95 Denver Grizzlies IHL 71 46 60 106 54 17 15 14 29 8
1994-95 New York Islanders NHL 8 0 1 1 0 +1
1995-96 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 10 1 4 5 2 +1
1995-96 Indianapolis Ice IHL 73 32 59 91 46 5 2 6 8 2
1996-97 Chicago Wolves IHL 43 11 41 52 32
1996-97 Indianapolis Ice IHL 37 17 24 41 18 4 2 2 4 2
1997-98 Utah Grizzlies IHL 72 38 59 97 30 +14 4 3 2 5 10
1997-98 New York Islanders NHL 9 1 3 4 2 -2
1998-99 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 77 19 23 42 22 +1 13 2 7 9 19
1999-00 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 44 4 15 19 10 -1
1999-00 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 30 6 17 23 4 +1
2000-01 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 33 3 8 11 6 0
2000-01 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 34 16 19 35 12 +14 10 5 8 13 2
2001-02 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 41 21 35 56 27 +13
2001-02 New York Islanders NHL 37 7 17 24 6 +2 7 4 2 6 2
2002-03 Washington Capitals NHL 72 12 38 50 18 -1 5 0 2 2 2
2003-04 Washington Capitals NHL 66 9 22 31 8 -10
2004-05 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 50 13 32 45 17 -3
2005-06 Chicago Wolves AHL 67 19 40 59 48 -4
2006-07 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 78 25 47 72 48 -5 7 0 5 5 12
NHL Totals 449 74 165 239 105 25 6 11 17 23


Brother of Kelly and Kevin
CCHA First All-Star Team (1989, 1990)
CCHA Player of the Year (1990)
NCAA West First All-American Team (1989, 1990)
Hobey Baker Memorial Award (Top U.S. Collegiate Player) (1990)
Norman R. ``Bud'' Poile Trophy (Playoff MVP - IHL) (1995)
Traded to Minnesota by Quebec for Steve Maltais, March 8, 1992. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, August 10, 1993. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 7, 1994. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, July 21, 1995. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, November 26, 1997. Claimed by Pittsburgh from NY Islanders in Waiver Draft, October 5, 1998. Traded to Anaheim by Pittsburgh for Anaheim's 9th round pick (Roman Simicek) in 2000 NHL Draft, January 29, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, September 24, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Grand Rapids (AHL), May 31, 2001. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, January 16, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 9, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Grand Rapids (AHL), December 26, 2004.
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