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Miller signs one-year contract to remain with Ducks

38-year-old goalie won't become free agent; Grant, Holzer will also return

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Ryan Miller signed a one-year contract to remain with the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday.

Financial terms were not released.

The 38-year-old goalie, who could have become an unrestricted free agent July 1, was 8-7-2 with a 2.76 goals-against average, a .912 save percentage and one shutout in 20 games (17 starts) this season as the backup to John Gibson. He's 20-13-8 with a 2.53 GAA, a .921 save percentage and five shutouts in 48 games (38 starts) in two seasons with the Ducks.

Selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the fifth round (No. 138) of the 1999 NHL Draft, Miller is 378-275-81 (with one tie) with a 2.61 GAA, a .915 save percentage and 44 shutouts in 757 games (739 starts) in 16 seasons with the Ducks, Sabres, St. Louis Blues and Vancouver Canucks. He is 28-27 with a 2.52 GAA, a .913 save percentage and three shutouts in 57 Stanley Cup Playoff games (55 starts).

Video: CGY@ANA: Miller shuts down Tkachuk's wrist shot

Miller is the winningest United States-born goalie in NHL history with 378 victories. He ranks fourth in wins among active goalies and is 16th on the NHL all-time list. He won the Vezina Trophy and made the NHL First All-Star Team in 2009-10 with the Sabres, and he has had at least 30 wins in a season seven times.

Derek Grant and Korbinian Holzer each also signed a one-year contract to stay with Anaheim. Financial terms were not disclosed. Each could have become an unrestricted free agent July 1.

Grant, a 29-year-old center, had 14 points (four goals, 10 assists) in 56 games, including nine points (two goals, seven assists) in 31 games with the Ducks after he was acquired in a trade from the Pittsburgh Penguins for center Joseph Blandisi on Jan. 17.

Selected by the Ottawa Senators in the fourth round (No. 119) of the 2008 NHL Draft, Grant has 45 points (16 goals, 29 assists) in 208 regular-season games in six seasons with six NHL teams and no points in four playoff games with Anaheim.

Holzer, a 31-year-old defenseman, had four points (one goal, three assists) in 22 games for the Ducks this season. A fourth-round pick (No. 111) of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2006 NHL Draft, Holzer has 23 points (five goals, 18 assists) in 157 NHL games in seven seasons with Toronto and Anaheim.

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