Former Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller will auction off game-worn items in support of three charitable organizations, including two in Western New York.
Miller announced the auction Monday in an Instagram post featuring one of his game-worn pads from his time with the Sabres. Proceeds will benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank in Orange County, FeedMore WNY, and the Buffalo Police Athletic League.
"Ryan called Buffalo home for 11 seasons and has spent the past 3 seasons in Anaheim," read a statement published by Miller's Steadfast Foundation. "Ryan and his wife Noureen have lived in southern California during the off season for 10 years. Both areas are very close to his heart and that is why it was important to give back to them during the Covid-19 pandemic."
Miller holds Sabres franchise records in both wins (284) and games played by a goaltender (540). He tweeted his appreciation for the city following a 31-save performance with Anaheim at KeyBank Center on Feb. 9.
Pegula Sports and Entertainment has also supported FeedMore WNY through its Western New York COVID-19 Community Response Fund, which began with a $1.2 million donation March 25. Sabres forward Jeff Skinner made a $53,000 toward the fund on April 2.