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Red Wings sign Miller to an extension

by Kyle Kujawa / Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings announced today that left wing Drew Miller has been signed to a one-year contract extension.

Miller, 32, has tallied 100 points (51-49-100) in 449 games with the Red Wings since joining the team in 2009-10. In 516 career NHL games with the Red Wings, Anaheim Ducks and Tampa Bay Lightning, the 6-foot-2, 180-lb., forward has registered 115 points (57-58-115) and 118 penalty minutes. He has also skated in 60 Stanley Cup playoff games, notching 13 points (6-7-13) and skating in three games with Anaheim as a first-year pro in 2007, helping the team to a Stanley Cup championship. After appearing in all 82 regular-season games for the Red Wings in 2013-14 and 2014-15 and holding the team’s ironman streak at 190 games, Miller was limited to just 28 games played this season due to jaw and knee injuries.

Originally drafted by Anaheim in the sixth round (186th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Miller skated in 163 American Hockey League games for the Portland Pirates and Iowa Chops from 2005-09, notching 110 points (55-55-110) and 73 penalty minutes. Born in Dover, N.J., but raised in East Lansing, Mich., Miller spent three seasons with the CCHA’s Michigan State Spartans from 2003-06, recording 86 points (39-47-86) in 125 games. He was named the CCHA’s Best Defensive Forward and won the CCHA Humanitarian Award in 2006. He also skated in 25 games for the Braehead Clan in the United Kingdom’s top professional league in 2012-13, racking up 30 points (15-15-30).

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