The Ducks announced today they have reassigned left wing Drew Miller to the Portland Pirates, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Miller, 23 (2/17/84), scored 2-3=5 points with six penalty minutes (PIM) in 25 games with the Ducks this season. He had an even plus/minus rating while averaging 11:17 time on ice (TOI). Originally assigned to Portland on Sept. 24, Miller has appeared in one game for the Pirates this season, going scoreless in their season opener on Oct. 5 vs. Springfield.
Selected in the sixth round (186th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Miller made his professional hockey debut in 2006-07 with Portland, finishing tied for first on the Pirates in rookie scoring and tied for third in overall scoring (16-20=36). He played in three games for Anaheim during the 2007 playoffs, including Games One and Two of the Stanley Cup Final vs. Ottawa.
The 6-2, 176-pound winger played at Michigan State for three seasons (2003-06), where he served as captain of the Spartans in 2005-06 and led the club in scoring with 18-25=43 points in 44 games. Miller was named Michigan State’s Most Valuable Player and was honored as the Central Collegiate Hockey Association’s Best Defensive Forward in 2006.