Detroit Red Wings
Kevin Miller
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KevinMiller
POSITION: Center
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
SHOOTS: Right
WEIGHT: 190
BIRTHDATE: 09/02/1965
BIRTHPLACE: Lansing, MI, USA
DRAFTED: NYR: 1984-202 overall
Brother of Kelly and Kip Traded to Detroit by NY Rangers with Jim Cummins and Dennis Vial for Joe Kocur and Per Djoos, March 5, 1991. Traded to Washington by Detroit for Dino Ciccarelli, June 20, 1992. Traded to St. Louis by Washington for Paul Cavallini, November 2, 1992. Traded to San Jose by St. Louis for Todd Elik, March 23, 1995. Traded to Pittsburgh by San Jose for Pittsburgh's 5th round choice (later traded to Boston Boston selected Elias Abrahamsson) in 1996 Entry Draft , March 20, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, July 18, 1996. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, October 9, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, August 24, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Davos (Swiss), July 26, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, August 27, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Flint (UHL), March 3, 2005.
Since entering the NHL in 1988-89, centre Kevin Miller has been a solid two-way performer in the pros. His versatility made him a sought after commodity who saw action with nine different teams before heading to Europe in 2000-01.

Born in Lansing, Michigan, Miller was chosen 202nd overall by the New York Rangers in 1984 after a strong year with the Redford Royals of the Great Lakes Junior League. He then spent four years at Michigan State and a season with the U.S. national team in 1987-88. Miller's amateur career culminated with an appearance at the Calgary Olympics.

The young forward split his first two pro seasons between the IHL and the Rangers. After scoring 44 points in 63 games in 1990-91 Miller was traded to the Detroit Red Wings. He lasted a year in Motown where he scored 20 goals in 1991-92 and started the next year in Washington.

In November 1992, Miller was sent to the St. Louis Blues for Paul Cavallini. He registered consecutive 20-goal seasons and played solid defensive hockey for his new club before he was traded to the San Jose Sharks. Late in the 1995-96 the Pittsburgh Penguins acquired him as they prepared for the postseason. Miller was one of the club's steadiest workers and helped them come within a game of reaching the finals.

After brief stints with the Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders, and Ottawa Senators, Miller found himself with the IHL's Grand Rapids Gryphons in 1999-2000. During the postseason, he topped all skaters with eleven goals and 18 points while helping the club win the Turner Cup. Miller sought a new challenge in 2001-02 when he joined the HC Davos club of Switzerland. He made an immediate impact by leading the Swiss Elite league with 29 goals in 36 games before making a return to North Ameria in 2003-04 with the Detroit Red Wings' organization.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame