Brenna Young Buffalo Sabres goaltender, Ryan Miller, is one of a kind. The veteran goalie of six years has played 438 games with 237 wins so far. He has appeared for Team USA in the Olympics twice and during these past Winter Games he nearly achieved the gold medal, but unfortunately had to settle for silver after a goal was scored by Canada’s Sidney Crosby in overtime; although, he was still awarded MVP of the tournament. Not many teams get to claim they have the greatest goaltender in the world, but Miller has been humble about his entire career. Miller was drafted, 138 overall, by the Sabres in 1999. He went on to play in the American Hockey League where he had would play a total of 66 games over three years for the Sabres. He was officially contracted to the Sabred during the 2006‐07 season as their starting goalie. His rookie season he recorded 40 wins and 16 losses. Miller has been the starting goaltender for the Sabres from the beginning and has achieved great stats for the team. He has also had the chance to lead the Sabres in playing the NHL’s first outdoor game held at Ralph Wilson Stadium where the Sabres took a shootout loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. During the 2009‐10 season Miller was the recipient of the Vezina Trophy for being the leagues best goaltender. He has also surpassed Dominik Hasek, one Buffalo and the NHL’s most impeccable goalies to date, for the franchise leader in career wins. Miller is a favored player among Buffalo fans and many Team USA fans after his incredible Olympic performance. At the young age of 31 there are still a lot of years left in him to break more records and play the great game of hockey.
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