Brad Miller

A tough as nails defenseman, Brad Miller was a tough guy for the Rochester Americans who also saw action in 82 NHL games over 6 seasons.

At 6'4" and 230lbs, Miller was a feared and rugged defender who based his game on taking the body, sticking up for teammates, and keeping the front of his net clear. His skill level did not match his physical game. He was limited to chipping the puck off the glass as his regular method of clearing the zone.

Born in Edmonton, Millerplayed his junior with the WHL Regina Pats. His rugged play caught the eye of scouts, as he was selected 22nd overall by the Buffalo Sabres in 1987. He would spend most of his four pro seasons in the Sabres organization working on his consistency with the AHL's Rochester Americans. In 1991-92 he played 42 games with the Sabres, scoring 1 goal and 4 assists, but his 192 penalty minutes underlines why he was in the NHL.

The Ottawa Senators in the 1992 Expansion Draft claimed him, Miller continued to spend most of his time in the minors. He dressed for 11 games for the Sens in 1992-93 and 8 games with the Calgary Flames in 1993-94, but until 2000 he earned his living the hard way - as a minor league tough guy.


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