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Sabres In Focus: Ryan Miller

#30 Ryan Miller

Ryan Miller was drafted in the fifth round (138th overall) by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, and what a pick he has been. Miller has opened eyes around the entire NHL, proving that he can be considered one of the best in the league.

Miller grew up in East Lansing, Michigan, where he attended college at Michigan State University. His brother, Drew Miller, currently plays for the Red Wings. Miller set an NCAA record with 26 career shutouts and won the Hobey Baker Award back in 2001.

In the 2005-2006 season, Miller began establishing himself as a number one goaltender in the NHL. After the lockout, Miller helped lead the Sabres to the Eastern Conference finals two years in a row.

Since he has been in the league, Miller continues to make highlight reel saves. Many argue that he is, or will be, better than former Sabres goaltender Dominik Hasek. Miller has yet to have less than 30 wins in a season, and had 40 in the 2006-2007 season.

Miller has easily became a fan favorite in Buffalo, earning the respect of the fans, and other teams in the NHL. In the 2009-2010 season, he was selected to the U.S.A. Olympic team, an honor that very few get the opportunity to participate in.

Miller has made some remarkable saves in his career, and he has plenty of time left to play. Here are just a couple of his spectacular saves:

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NHL Standings

TEAMGPRECPTS
Atlantic Division Leaders:
7044-14-12100
7043-21-692
7036-25-981
Metropolitan Division Leaders:
6941-20-890
6941-21-789
6940-23-686
Wild Card leaders:
6838-25-581
7033-22-1581
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6835-23-1080
7037-28-579
6935-26-878
7131-31-971
6930-31-868
6928-29-1268
7125-34-1262
7117-49-539
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Central Division Leaders:
7142-19-1094
7042-20-892
6937-24-882
Pacific Division Leaders:
7139-24-886
7137-25-983
7036-27-779
Wild Card leaders:
7137-28-680
6935-26-878
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6936-27-678
6935-27-777
7033-29-874
7032-30-872
7129-33-967
7029-35-664
7029-36-563