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