BY: Bob Crawford, Voice of the CTWhale
Miller is fresh off winning a gold medal with Team USA at the World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia, the third gold captured by the U.S. in that event’s history. The USA squad clinched the title with a 3-1 win Saturday over Sweden in the gold medal game.
Miller had an assist in that victory, on a game-clinching empty-net goal by Vince Trocheck, giving Miller seven helpers in seven games in the tournament, tops on the USA squad and good for a tie for second overall among WJC skaters. Miller’s nine points in the tournament (2-7-9) tied him for the U.S. team lead and for fifth overall in the tournament.
Miller, a 19-year-old native of East Palestine, Ohio, has suited up for 26 games with the Whale this year and has scored five goals and added nine assists for 14 points, while serving 25 minutes in penalties.