BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, January 21, that the team has signed defenseman Kevan Miller to a two-year, one-way contract through the 2015-16 season. The contract is worth an annual cap figure of $800,000.
Miller has appeared with 16 games with Boston this season, registering one goal and one assist with seven penalty minutes. The defenseman notched his first NHL goal this season against the Maple Leafs in Toronto on December 8, which proved to be the game-winning goal. Miller’s first NHL assist came on December 12 versus the Oilers in Edmonton.
The 26-year-old has skated in 19 games with the Providence Bruins this season and has registered two goals and three assists with 39 penalty minutes. The blueliner has skated in 154 career AHL games with Providence from 2011-2013, notching seven goals and 38 assists. Miller appeared in nine AHL playoff games for Providence in 2013 and accrued five assists with a plus-four rating.
Prior to joining the P-Bruins in 2011, Miller played at the University of Vermont for four seasons from 2007-2010. In his collegiate career, Miller appeared in 144 games for the Catamounts and amassed 5-25=30 totals with 97 penalty minutes.
Miller was signed by the Bruins as a free agent on October 21, 2011.