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Going into the season the Ducks looked for a good veteran goalie and they found a good one, Ryan Miller became a real good back up goaltender to the number one starting goaltender John Gibson.
With his name being Miller, his name has a real strong goalie chant by the Ducks fans at Honda Center, “MILLLER MILLER MILLER TIME!”
Miller appeared in 28 of 82 games of the season.
Miller fit in perfectly to the roll of the Ducks 1B goalie.
Ryan Miller saved the Ducks on numerous occasions and didn’t let the phrase ‘backup goalie’ effect his play time on the ice.
“I’ve been a starter for a long time and you just see a lot over the years,” Miller said. “Just because you come off the bench doesn’t mean you’re going to see too much that’s all that different. Stay sharp, stay ready and have it in the back of your mind that you might go in. You don’t want it at the forefront of your mind, you want to support the team and pay attention to the game.”
Miller proved to be a more-than-reliable backup (or actually “1-B”) for the Ducks as he enters the second year of the two-year deal he signed in 2017. The wrist problem that plagued him last season was remedied when he had a bone fragment removed in May, with a recovery time of six weeks. All signs indicate he’ll be more than ready once training camp rolls around in September to man the Anaheim crease whenever he’s called upon.
Blog post coming up next… Player Review: Jakob Silfverberg
This season marks the 25th Anniversary of the Anaheim Ducks franchise. It is going to be a season filled with many surprises and who knows maybe one of those many surprises might be going far in the Stanley Cup Playoffs!!!!
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