Ryan Miller heads to Vancouver with a three-year, $18 million deal

Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images
Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images

If Ryan Miller wanted to play somewhere on the west coast near his actress wife, there weren't a lot of options. If he wanted to be a no. 1 goalie somewhere in the NHL, there weren't a lot of options there either. So that's why the Vancouver Canucks are perfect fit for the soon-to-be 34 year old netminder.

According to TSN's Bob McKenzie, it's a three-year deal worth $18 million for Miller from the Canucks.

It's a good term for an aging goaltender and a little bit of an overpay for a  first big signing by new Vancouver general manager Jim Benning. 

Benning was obviously not comfortable with the potential pairing in net of Eddie Lack and Jacob Markstrom. Of course, the 2014-15 Ryan Miller is not the one from the 2010 Olympics. He's slowly declined since being the tournament's MVP, but it's still an upgrade or sorts for Vancouver and Miller's options were pretty limited. 

Meanwhile, Lack seems ready for the partnership:

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