BUFFALO – It will once again be Miller Time in Buffalo
TheWe are honoring Ryan Miller, their goalie champion in wins and games played, by retiring Ryan Miller’s No. Next season, the 30 jersey.
The team made the announcement at releasing a video Friday's announcement showed Miller receiving the news while touring the Sabres arena with his mother, sister, and two children. Miller made the announcement while on his Buffalo visit, where he participated in a news conference discussing being inducted into Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame.
It's Miller's time.
Next season, number 30 takes its rightful place among the rafters.
— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) June 10, 2022
Miller played his first 10+ NHL seasons for the Sabres, beginning in 2002-03. Buffalo selected Miller in the fifth round (99 draft). With 284 wins, 540 games played and Buffalo's record for goalies, he was the first American-born goalie to reach that mark with 391 career wins. After the 2020-21 season, his retirement was announced.
Miller was also a player for the Michigan State University in East Lansing.Before concluding, he completed a four-year term with the .
Miller was a star when he led the Sabres to consecutive Eastern Conference finals appearances, in 2006 and 2007. Buffalo lost both times.
Miller's greatest season was 2009-10, when he won The Vezina Trophy as NHL's best goalie. Also, he earned Olympic MVP honours for helping the United States win the Vancouver Games silver medal.
Although he lives now in Southern California, Miller, 41 years old, still considers Buffalo where he was raised as a player and person.
Miller is seen on the Sabres' video standing on the arena floor in front of his old home net with his son Bodhi. Rick Jeanneret, a former broadcaster of play-by-play, appears on the screen to announce the news.
Jeanneret, who retired following this season, stated that Ryan, in the past five decades, no player has worn a Buffalo Sabres sweater more authentically, intensely, and proudly than you did for 12 memorable years.” “I've seen them all, believe me.
Miller is now the second Sabres goalie who has had his number retired after Dominik Hazek. Miller wore No. In college, Miller wore No. 30 after turning professional.
His 391 wins rank 14th in NHL, two more than Hasek.
Once the NHL schedule has been released, the Sabres will decide when Miller will be honored.