Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Greg Millen
Netminder Greg Millen made over 600 appearances for a half dozen different clubs during his 14 NHL seasons. In addition to his athletic talent he was a positive influence in the dressing room and was able to handle a heavy workload.

The Toronto native was chosen 102nd overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1977 while he was in the midst of a fine OHA career with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. In 1978-79, he looked solid in 28 games as a rookie and became a fan favourite at the "Igloo." Two years later, he won 25 games and nearly led his team to a huge first round upset over the New York Islanders.

In June 1981, the Hartford Whalers signed him as a free agent. After toiling admirably in 55 games for the mediocre club in 1981-82, Millen represented Canada at the World Championships. In 1983-84, he led the NHL with 60 appearances while helping Hartford become more respectable in the NHL standings.

Millen joined the St. Louis Blues in February 1985 following a major trade that also involved Mike Liut. He formed a solid goalkeeping tandem with Rick Wamsley and helped the club reach the semi-finals in 1986. In 1988-89, Millen registered an NHL-high six shutouts along with 22 wins. Late in his career, the popular backstopper spent time with the Quebec Nordiques, Chicago Black Hawks, and Detroit Red Wings before retiring in 1992. After ending his career, Millen remained in the public eye as an analyst with CBC's Hockey Night In Canada.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1973-74 Markham Waxers ON-Jr.A
1974-75 Peterborough Petes OMJHL 27 2 3.41 5 0 2.80
1975-76 Peterborough Petes OMJHL 58 0 4.26
1976-77 Peterborough Petes OMJHL 59 0 4.23 4 1 3 0 0 5.75
1977-78 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OMJHL 25 1 4.29 13 6 6 1 0 4.73
1977-78 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 3 0 4.67
1978-79 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 28 14 11 1 2 3.37
1979-80 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 44 18 18 7 2 3.64 5 2 3 0 4.20
1980-81 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 63 25 27 10 0 4.16 5 2 3 0 3.51
1981-82 Hartford Whalers NHL 55 11 30 12 0 4.29
1981-82 Canada WEC-A 5 2 1 2 1 2.80
1982-83 Hartford Whalers NHL 60 14 38 6 1 4.81
1983-84 Hartford Whalers NHL 60 21 30 9 2 3.70
1984-85 Hartford Whalers NHL 44 16 22 6 1 4.22
1984-85 St. Louis Blues NHL 10 2 7 1 0 3.46 1 0 1 0 2.00
1985-86 St. Louis Blues NHL 36 14 16 6 1 3.57 10 6 3 0 2.97
1986-87 St. Louis Blues NHL 42 15 18 9 0 3.53 4 1 3 0 2.40
1987-88 St. Louis Blues NHL 48 21 19 7 1 3.51 10 5 5 0 3.80
1988-89 St. Louis Blues NHL 52 22 20 7 6 3.38 10 5 5 0 3.14
1989-90 St. Louis Blues NHL 21 11 7 3 1 2.94
1989-90 Quebec Nordiques NHL 18 3 14 1 0 5.28
1989-90 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 10 5 4 1 0 3.34 14 6 6 0 3.92
1990-91 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 3 0 1 0 0 4.14
1991-92 Maine Mariners AHL 11 2 5 2 0 3.71
1991-92 Detroit Red Wings NHL 10 3 2 3 0 2.71
1991-92 San Diego Gulls IHL 5 2 3 0 0 4.05
NHL Totals 604 215 284 89 17 3.86 59 27 29 0 3.42


Signed as a free agent by Hartford, June 15, 1981. Traded to St. Louis by Hartford with Mark Johnson for Mike Liut and Jorgen Pettersson, February 21, 1985. Traded to Quebec by St. Louis with Tony Hrkac for Jeff Brown, December 13, 1989. Traded to Chicago by Quebec with Michel Goulet and Quebec's 6th round pick (Kevin St. Jacques) in 1991 NHL Draft for Mario Doyon, Everett Sanipass and Dan Vincelette, March 5, 1990. Traded to NY Rangers by Chicago for future considerations, September 24, 1991. Traded to Detroit by NY Rangers for future considerations, December 26, 1991.
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