Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Joe Miller
Goalie Joe Miller played 40 games with Pittsburgh AA of the X-Games league in 1916-17 and posted an amazing 37-3-0 record while posting five shutouts and a 1.54 GAA. He remained in the league for another year, playing a handful of games for the Renfrew Creamery Kings.

In 1918-19 Miller began a six-year association with the Ottawa New Edinburghs of the OCHL he was consistently considered the top netminder in the league. Miller played one year in the USAHA with the Fort Pitt Hornets where he had a sparkling 17-5-0 record with one shutout and a 1,72 GAA.

By the 1925-26 season many teams had been looking to sign Miller, but he chose to play for the St. Paul Saints where he stayed for two years. In 1927-28 he was offered a deal to play in the NHL with the New York Americans. In 27 games with New York that year Miller went 8-16-4 with five shutouts and a respectable 2.68 GAA. The rest of the year was spent in Niagara Falls as a member of the Cataracts of the CPHL. He also appeared in three NHL playoff games that year with the New York Rangers.

The Pittsburgh Pirates of the NHL signed Miller to a contract for the 1928-29 season. He started 44 games for the club that year going 9-27-8 for one of the weakest clubs in the league. The club showed little improvement the following year, as reflected in Miller's dismal 5-35-3 record.

Miller played one more year in the NHL, taking the net for 12 games for the Philadelphia Quakers in 1930-31, going 2-9-1. In 127 NHL games he posted a record of 24-87-16 with a 2.91 GAA. Miller played one more season of pro hockey with the Syracuse Stars, retiring at the end of the 1931-32 season.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1916-17 Pittsburgh AA Exhib. 40 37 3 0 5 1.54
1917-18 Renfrew Creamery Kings Exhib. 7 4 3 0 0 2.22
1918-19 Ottawa New Edinburghs OCHL 4 3 1 0 2 1.25
1919-20 Ottawa New Edinburghs OCHL 7 4 2 0 1 1.50
1920-21 Ottawa New Edinburghs OCHL 11 4 6 1 0 2.22
1921-22 Ottawa New Edinburghs OCHL 13 4 7 2 2 2.31
1922-23 Ottawa New Edinburghs OCHL 18 10 6 2 2 2.15 5 1 3 1 1 1.41
1923-24 Ottawa New Edinburghs OCHL 12 9 3 0 1 1.50 2 0 2 0 0 2.50
1924-25 Fort Pitt Panthers USAHA 22 17 5 0 1 1.72 4 1 3 0 0 2.45
1925-26 St. Paul Saints CHL 38 6 1.84
1926-27 St. Paul Saints AHA 30 13 12 5 10 1.75
1927-28 New York Americans NHL 28 8 16 4 5 2.68
1927-28 Niagara Falls Cataracts Can-Pro 13 2 2.31
1927-28 New York Rangers NHL 3 2 1 0 1 1.00
1928-29 Pittsburgh Pirates NHL 44 9 27 8 11 1.73
1929-30 Pittsburgh Pirates NHL 43 5 35 3 0 4.08
1930-31 Philadelphia Quakers NHL 12 2 9 1 0 3.81
1931-32 Syracuse Stars IHL 20 5 11 4 3 2.43
NHL Totals 127 24 87 16 16 2.91 3 2 1 0 1 1.00


NHL rights traded to NY Americans by Pittsburgh for the rights to Odie Cleghorn and the loan of Jesse Spring, January 23, 1926. Signed as a free agent by St. Paul (AHA), October 21, 1926. Loaned to Niagara Falls (Can-Pro) by NY Americans for cash, February 7, 1928. Loaned to NY Rangers by NY Americans to replace injured Lorne Chabot for remainder of Stanley Cup Finals, April 10, 1928. Traded to Pittsburgh by NY Americans with $20,000 for Roy Worters, November 1, 1928. Transferred to Philadelphia after Pittsburgh franchise relocated, October 26, 1930.