Sabres agree to terms with G Miller on three-year deal

BUFFALO, New York (Ticker) - The Buffalo Sabres guaranteed Ryan Miller will be in net when training camp starts next week.

The Sabres on Friday agreed to terms with the young goaltender on a three-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Miller, 26, made a huge splash in 2005-06, his first full season in the NHL. Despite missing 18 games with a fractured thumb, he went 30-14-3 with a 2.60 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage in 48 games.

A native of East Lansing, Michigan, Miller emerged as one of the league’s best young netminders in the postseason, posting an 11-7 record, a 2.56 GAA and a .908 save percentage in 18 contests.

He posted a 24-save shutout over Philadelphia in Game Five of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals and made 43 saves in Buffalo’s 2-1 triumph over Ottawa in Game Two of the conference semifinals.

A 1999 fifth-round pick and the winner of the 2001 Hobey Baker Award at Michigan State, Miller is 36-25-1 with a 2.72 GAA and a .907 save percentage in 66 career games with the Sabres.


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Updated Friday, Sep 8, 2006