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CAREER: 2005-06: Registered a 30-14-3 record in 48 games… Finished with a 2.60 GAA… Missed 18 games (11/2 to 12/8) with a fractured thumb… Named NHL Defensive Player of the Week twice (12/25 and 2/5)… Earned second career shutout, making 31 saves in 6-0 win vs. TOR (4/16)... Stopped a career-high 45 shots in 4-2 loss @ Ottawa (3/18)...Made 27 saves and picked up an assist in 3-1 win vs. Toronto (3/16)… Returned to action @ Philadelphia (12/19), making 33 saves in a 2-1 shootout win... Activated from IR (12/9), and sent to Rochester on conditioning assignment...2006 PLAYOFFS: Finished with a record of 11-7, 2.56 GAA and .908 save % in 18 games... Stopped 25 shots in 2-1 OT win vs. Carolina (5/30)... Made 24 saves in 4-3 win vs. Carolina (5/24)... Made 29 saves including 16 in 3rd period @ Carolina (5/20)... Stopped 34 shots in series-clinching win @ Ottawa (5/13)... Made 26 saves on 28 shots to earn 7th win of playoffs vs. Ottawa (5/10)... Made 43 saves in a 2-1 win @ Ottawa (5/8)... Made 27 saves in 7-6 OT win @ Ottawa (5/5)... Stopped 21 shots in series clinching 7-1 win @ Philadelphia (5/2)... Earned first career playoff shutout by making 24 saves in 3-0 win vs. Philadelphia (4/30)... Made 20 saves in 8-2 win vs. Philadelphia (4/24)... Stopped 30 shots in 3-2 2OT wins vs. Philadelphia (4/22).
2004-05: Was awarded the Aldege “Baz” Bastien Award as the AHL’s top goaltender…Was named an AHL First Team All-Star…Set the Amerks’ all-time single season shutout mark with eight…Appeared in 63 regular season games, compiling a record of 41-17-4 and a 2.45 goals-against average… Miller led the AHL in victories (41) and saves (1,814), while ranking second in shutouts (8) and minutes played (3,738)…Became the AHL’s first 40-game winner in four decades, since Gerry Cheevers in 1964-65. Claimed Top Goaltender honors in the All-Star Skills Competition for the second consecutive year and earned the win in net for PlanetUSA at the 2005 All-Star Classic in Manchester, N.H.
2003-04: Appeared in three games with Sabres, starting season opener @ Philadelphia (10/09) and home opener vs. N.Y. Islanders (10/11).
With Rochester: Recorded career-high five shutouts in regular season with Amerks… Recorded assist on power-play goal @ Hamilton (3/13)…2004 Playoffs: Stopped 29 shots in win over Milwaukee (5/20)…Won fifth-straight outing with 27 saves vs. Hamilton (5/09)…Recorded 28 saves vs. Hamilton (5/08)…Picked up shutout vs. Hamilton (5/05)…Made 33 saves in game seven overtime win over Syracuse (5/01)…Kicked out 30 shots for a shutout @ Syracuse (4/17)… 2002-03: Appeared in four games for Team USA at 2003 World Championships…Made 64 saves and posted 2.49 GAA…Recorded wins over Slovenia and Belarus…Named to Young Stars Game @ NHL All-Star Game in Florida (2/1)… Recorded first NHL shutout with 22 saves in 1-0 win @ Minnesota (1/14) …Made 17 saves to win first career NHL game in 5-4 victory vs. Columbus (11/22)…Started first NHL game @ New Jersey (11/19), making 21 saves in OT loss…Recalled from Rochester (11/18).
With Rochester: Named Amerks’ Rookie of the Year…Ended rookie season with 23-18-5 record and 2.34 GAA…Finished fifth in the AHL in GAA…Recorded first professional playoff win (4/12)…Won five of last six games to help Rochester make playoffs…Had nine-game unbeaten streak from 11/29 to 12/22 (8-0-1) after six-game win streak from 11/29 to 12/13. 2001-02: Led all goaltenders with .949 save percentage and was second with 1.76 GAA at 2002 World Championships…Finished collegiate career 73-18-12 with NCAA-record 26 shutouts…Went 26-9-5 with eight shutouts, 1.77 GAA and .936 save percentage in junior season…Hobey Baker Memorial Award finalist…Named CCHA Best Goaltender for third-straight season and won league’s Most Valuable Player for second year in a row…MSU’s Most Valuable Player for second consecutive season…Ranked first nationally in victories and shutouts, third in save percentage and fourth in GAA and minutes played at end of junior season…Ended Michigan State career ranked fourth in wins (73), fifth in games played (106) and first in GAA (1.54), save percentage (.941) and shutouts (26). 2000-01: Won the 2001 Hobey Baker Award, given to college hockey’s top player…Became the second goaltender to receive the Hobey (Minnesota’s Robb Stauber in 1988 was first)…USA Hockey College Player of the Year…Tabbed College Hockey Player of the Year by The Hockey News…Honored as Spartan hockey’s Most Valuable Player and won the George Alderton Award for MSU male athlete of the year…Led the nation in save percentage, GAA, wins, winning percentage and shutouts…Became the NCAA’s career shutout leader when he backstopped the Spartans to a 3-0 win over Alaska Fairbanks (2/10)…His 10 shutouts in 2000-01 were second-best single-season effort in NCAA history…Set NCAA single-season record with .950 save percentage while 1.31 GAA was third-best in NCAA history. 1999-2000: Second-team All-CCHA and CCHA All-Rookie Team selection…Posted eight shutouts – the most in a season by a goaltender in CCHA or WCHA history.