Drew Miller has accomplished a lot in a short time in his NHL career.
The former MSU forward and current Detroit Red Wing won a Stanley Cup in 2007 with the Anaheim Ducks in his first season out of college, and has made an impact with the Red Wings since last season.
Miller never has been the feature player of the NHL team he’s played for, but has found other ways to make himself valuable, being a hard-working checking-line player and having a knack for scoring goals at the right times.
After spending the 2006-2007 season in the Ducks’ AHL-affiliate team, the East Lansing High School graduate had five points in 26 games with the Ducks in 2007-2008, and 10 points in 2008-2009.
He spent the first 14 games of last season with the Tampa Bay Lightning before being signed by the Red Wings, and has helped an injury-riddled team during the past two seasons with solid play, posting 19 points last season and 12 so far this season.
Miller is the brother of Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller and comes from a long line of MSU hockey players, with his father and grandfather both playing for MSU.
Miller had 43 points in his third season at MSU before leaving to sign with the Ducks, and led the Spartans in scoring in that 2005-2006 season.
He had 39 goals and 47 assists in his MSU career and won the CCHA Ilitch Humanitarian Award in his final season.