Miller was chosen as an alternate for the 2006 U.S. Olympic team, but did not make the trip to Torino as Rick DiPietro, Robert Esche and John Grahame manned the American net. He has since represented the United States in three World Championships and is looking for his first international medal.
At the 2002 World Championship, he led all goaltenders with a .949 save percentage and was second in the tournament with a 1.76 goals-against average.
Miller won the 2001 Hobey Baker Award as the top player in U.S. college hockey after recording a 31-5-4 record for Michigan State.
As a seven-year-old, he attended the 1988 Olympic Games in Calgary to watch his cousin, Kevin Miller, play for Team USA.
The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.
— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres