Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bob Miller
A fine goal scorer with quick hands, Bob Miller played over 400 games in the NHL during the 1970s and '80s. In addition to his NHL work, he was a success in Europe and a reliable international player for the USA.

Born in Medford, Massachusetts, Miller was taken 70th overall by the Boston Bruins at the 1976 Amateur Draft. He played two years at the University of New Hampshire where he earned selection to the ECAC first all-star team in 1977. The clever forward also represented his country at the 1976 Innsbruck Olympics and the 1977 World Championships and played a few games for the Ottawa 67's of the OHA.

As a rookie in 1977-78, Miller was a part of history as his 20th goal of the season gave the Bruins a record eight players at that level in one season. His steady work helped the Bruins reach the Stanley Cup finals in 1978 and the semi-finals the following season. During his time in Beantown, coach Don Cherry normally put Miller between wingers Johnny Bucyk and John Wensink as well as Don Marcotte and Bobby Schmautz.

In February 1981, Boston sent Miller to the Colorado Rockies for the underachieving Mike Gillis. His most significant hockey during this period was played for the U.S. at the 1981 Canada Cup and the World Championships in 1981 and 1982.

After spending a year each in the AHL and with Finland's Karpat Oulu, Miller returned to the NHL with the Los Angeles Kings in 1984-85. He scored 20 points on 63 games in a predominantly checking role before joining Team USA at the World Championships. Miller retired in 1987 after playing two years for HC Sierre in Switzerland.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1973-74 Billerica High School High-MA
1974-75 U. of New Hampshire ECAC 27 21 38 59 26
1975-76 United States Nat-Tm 63 33 61 94 83
1975-76 United States Olympics 6 0 3 3 0
1975-76 Ottawa 67's OMJHL 6 5 5 10 5 12 2 4 6 9
1976-77 U. of New Hampshire ECAC 38 30 59 89 45
1976-77 United States WEC-A 10 5 3 8 4
1977-78 Boston Bruins NHL 76 20 20 40 41 +16 13 0 3 3 15
1977-78 Rochester Americans AHL 3 1 3 4 7
1978-79 Boston Bruins NHL 77 15 33 48 30 +20 11 1 1 2 8
1979-80 Boston Bruins NHL 80 16 25 41 53 +9 10 3 2 5 4
1980-81 Boston Bruins NHL 30 4 4 8 19 -5
1980-81 Springfield Indians AHL 3 1 2 3 0
1980-81 Colorado Rockies NHL 22 5 1 6 15 -19
1980-81 United States WEC-A 8 5 4 9 4
1981-82 United States Can-Cup 6 0 1 1 6
1981-82 Colorado Rockies NHL 56 11 20 31 27 -24
1981-82 United States WEC-A 7 3 1 4 4
1982-83 Springfield Indians AHL 59 17 31 48 60
1983-84 Karpat Oulu Finland 37 17 31 48 66 9 5 4 9 20
1984-85 Los Angeles Kings NHL 63 4 16 20 35 -17 2 0 1 1 0
1984-85 United States WEC-A 10 1 6 7 2
1985-86 HC Sierre Swiss 34 36 26 62 4 3 0 3 0
1986-87 HC Sierre Swiss 2 6 8
NHL Totals 404 75 119 194 220 36 4 7 11 27


Brother of Paul
ECAC Rookie of the Year (1975)
ECAC First All-Star Team (1977)
NCAA East First All-American Team (1977)
Traded to Colorado by Boston for Mike Gillis, February 18, 1981. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, October 9, 1984.