Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Aaron Miller
A native of Buffalo, New York, Aaron Miller was chosen 88th overall by the New York Rangers in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft after starring with the Niagara Scenics of the NAJHL for two years. He then attended the University of Vermont for four years where he was named to the ECAC First All-Star Team in 1993.

In January 1991, the young rearguard was sent to the Quebec Nordiques as part of the package for veteran Joe Cirella. Miller spent the majority of his first three pro seasons learning the ropes with the AHL's Cornwall Aces. He looked solid in 56 games as a rookie with the Colorado Avalanche in 1996-97 and helped the team reach the Western Conference final.

Miller's solid play helped Colorado stay among the NHL's elite and maintain its stellar goals against record. In March 2001, the Los Angeles Kings insisted that he be included in the deal that sent all-star Rob Blake to the Avalanche. A rugged stay-at-home defenceman by nature, Miller has been hampered by injuries since his arrival with the Kings. However, in 2004 the former UVM star defenseman helped the United States capture the bronze medal at the World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic.

In the 2006-07 season, Miller made a healthy return to the Kings line-up and appeared in all 82 games of the club's regular season. In the summer of 2007, Miller's stint would come to an end after the Vancouver Canucks signed him as a free agent.

Aside from his World Championship appearance in 2004, Miller returned to the Worlds in 2005 and has gone on to represent his homeland at the World Junior Championships (1991), the Winter Olympics (2002) and the World Cup of Hockey (2004).


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1987-88 Niagara Scenics NAHL 30 4 9 13 2
1988-89 Niagara Scenics NAHL 59 24 38 62 60
1989-90 University of Vermont ECAC 31 1 15 16 24
1990-91 University of Vermont ECAC 30 3 7 10 22
1990-91 United States WJC-A 8 1 1 2 0
1991-92 University of Vermont ECAC 31 3 16 19 28
1992-93 University of Vermont ECAC 30 4 13 17 16
1993-94 Quebec Nordiques NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
1993-94 Cornwall Aces AHL 64 4 10 14 49 13 0 2 2 10
1994-95 Cornwall Aces AHL 76 4 18 22 69
1994-95 Quebec Nordiques NHL 9 0 3 3 6 +2
1995-96 Colorado Avalanche NHL 5 0 0 0 0 0
1995-96 Cornwall Aces AHL 62 4 23 27 77 8 0 1 1 6
1996-97 Colorado Avalanche NHL 56 5 12 17 15 +15 17 1 2 3 10
1997-98 Colorado Avalanche NHL 55 2 2 4 51 0 7 0 0 0 8
1998-99 Colorado Avalanche NHL 76 5 13 18 42 +3 19 1 5 6 10
1999-00 Colorado Avalanche NHL 53 1 7 8 36 +3 17 1 1 2 6
2000-01 Colorado Avalanche NHL 56 4 9 13 29 +19
2000-01 Los Angeles Kings NHL 13 0 5 5 14 +3 13 0 1 1 6
2001-02 Los Angeles Kings NHL 74 5 12 17 54 +14 7 0 0 0 0
2001-02 United States Olympics 6 0 0 0 4 0
2002-03 Los Angeles Kings NHL 49 1 5 6 24 -7
2003-04 Los Angeles Kings NHL 35 1 2 3 32 -3
2003-04 United States WC-A 9 0 1 1 4 +4
2004-05 United States W-Cup 5 0 0 0 4 -1
2004-05
2004-05 United States WC-A 7 0 2 2 6 0
2005-06 Los Angeles Kings NHL 56 0 8 8 27 -6
2005-06 United States Olympics
2006-07 Los Angeles Kings NHL 82 0 8 8 60 -14
2007-08 Vancouver Canucks NHL 57 1 8 9 32 -1
NHL Totals 677 25 94 119 422 80 3 9 12 40


ECAC First All-Star Team (1993)
NCAA East Second All-American Team (1993)
Traded to Quebec by NY Rangers with NY Rangers' 5th round pick (Bill Lindsay) in 1991 NHL Draft for Joe Cirella, January 17, 1991. Transferred to Colorado after Quebec franchise relocated, June 21, 1995. Traded to Los Angeles by Colorado with Adam Deadmarsh, a player to be named later (Jared Aulin, March 22, 2001) and Colorado's 1st round picks in 2001 (Dave Steckel) and 2003 (Brian Boyle) NHL Drafts for Rob Blake and Steve Reinprecht, February 21, 2001.
Missed majority of 2003-04 due to cervical injury vs. Atlanta, December 10, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, July 9, 2007.
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