According to BostonBruins.com, the Bruins have recalled defenseman Kevan Miller from the Providence Bruins on an emergency basis. If you don’t know what the emergency is, you either live under a rock or aren’t that big of a Bruins fan.
The 26-year old undrafted defenseman out of the University of Vermont had been playing some solid defense for the Bruins before being sent down to avoid having to clear waivers in the future. In 9-games for the B’s Miller has 1 goal, 1 assist and is a +2 but its about more than just stats.
At 6’2″, 210 pounds, Miller quickly earned the trust of the Bruins coaching staff and he was often on the ice in key situations, whether it was the last minute of a game or an important penalty-kill, more often than not Miller was on the ice. But he wasn’t just on the ice, he was involved. He makes sound decisions with or without the puck and just always seem to be in the right place at the right time in the defensive zone.
I for one am happy to see Miller back, I like what he brings to the table and while Zach Trotman and David Warsofsky weren’t terrible in their time with the big club, I just feel better about things when Miller is out there.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Kevan Miller may not win you a whole heck of a lot of games on offense, but he sure as heck isn’t going to lose you any on defense.