Bruins Sign Kevan Miller To A Four-Year Contract Extension; Sign Seth Griffith To A One-Year, Two-Way Contract Extension
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BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, May 24, that the team has signed defenseman Kevan Miller to a four-year contract extension through the 2019-20 season at an NHL cap figure of $2.5 million per year. The Bruins have also signed forward Seth Griffith to a one-year, two-way contract through the 2016-17 season at an NHL cap figure of $625,000 per year.
In his third season with Boston, Miller competed in a career-high 71 games and also established career highs in goals (five), assists (13), points (18) and penalty minutes (53). He posted the second-best plus/minus rating on the team (+15). Miller played in his 100th NHL game on November 5, 2015 at Washington.
In total, the 28-year-old blueliner has played in 159 games at the NHL level – all with Boston – racking up 8-23=31 totals, while amassing 106 penalty minutes. He has appeared in 11 postseason contests with the Bruins and registered two assists. Prior to joining Boston, Miller competed in 154 games with the Providence Bruins (AHL) where he posted 7-38= 45 totals. He also played four seasons of college hockey at the University of Vermont from 2007-2011, serving as the team’s captain in 2010-11 and co-captain in 2009-10.
The 6’2”, 210-pound native of Los Angeles, CA, was signed by the Bruins as a free agent on October 21, 2011.
Griffith competed in four games for Boston this season, accruing one assist. He also played in 57 contests for the Providence Bruins (AHL) this season where he compiled 24 goals and 53 assists for 77 points. He finished the 2015-16 regular season ranked first in the league in assists and second in scoring en route to being named an AHL First-Team All-Star. In total, the 23-year-old forward has played in 34 NHL games with Boston, earning 6-5=22 totals.
The 5’9”, 191-pound native of Wallaceburg, Ontario was drafted by Boston in the fifth round (131st overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.