The Ducks announced on Thursday that they have recalled left wing Drew Miller from the Iowa Chops, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Miller, 25 (2/17/84), has scored 1-5=6 points with 13 penalty minutes (PIM) in 15 games with Anaheim this season. Most recently recalled on Feb. 27, Miller has appeared in 53 games with Iowa in 2008-09, recording 23-15=38 points with 10 PIM. At the time of his recall, he led the Chops in goals, shorthanded goals (4) and game winning goals (5). He was also tied for first in power play goals (8) and ranked third in points. A 2009 PlanetUSA AHL All-Star, Miller collected 2-2=4 points in his last three games with Iowa.
Selected in the sixth round (186th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Miller appeared in 26 games with the Ducks last season, scoring 2-3=5 points with six PIM. He made his regular season NHL debut on Oct. 6, 2007 at Pittsburgh and scored his first career NHL goal in a 3-1 Anaheim victory on Oct. 17 vs. Nashville. Miller spent the rest of 2007-08 with Anaheim’s then-AHL affiliate in Portland, collecting 16-20=36 points with 12 PIM in 31 games. The 6-2, 185-pound winger also scored 1-7=8 points with 12 PIM in 16 Calder Cup Playoff games, helping the Pirates to an AHL Eastern Conference Finals appearance.