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Ryan Miller signs 2 year deal with Anaheim Ducks

Now former Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller has signed a two-year deal with the Anaheim Ducks.

This isn’t surprising in the slightest given his desire to be closer to his wife Noreen DeWulf in L.A.

The Canucks had offered Miller a one-year incentive laden deal, but the option to go to Southern California and a two-year deal was obviously too much to pass up. When the Canucks signed Anders Nilsson earlier this morning, it officially closed the book on Miller returning.

Miller will be the backup to John Gibson in Anaheim, as they hope to continue their push for a Stanley Cup title.

The Ducks will be in Vancouver for the first time on January 2, 2018.

  • Canuck4Life20

    This looks like a good signing for both sides. As much as I can’t stand Kesler it will be hard to cheer against Bieksa and Miller now. If they are playing the Oilers or Flames it won’t be hard to cheer for the Ducks at all.

  • Ragnarok Ouroboros

    Miller played well for the Canucks the last 3 years, and I’ll remember how supportive he was to Goldolbin who was losing confidence. He’s a good guy and I wish him well playing for the Ducks. This will now allow Markstrom to step out from his shadow and prove what he has got.

  • Jimjamg

    I second all these comments. Despite all our challenges the last few years goaltending was never the issue. Miller was a quality guy and a quality leader on this team who was always accountable. He will be missed and best of luck in Cali Ryan.

  • Roy

    “Now former”?

    as much as Miller continued to surprise me by carrying this team for two years, his play is destined to falter and I predict he gets bought out after one year.

  • Buula

    Thanks for the years Miller.
    I hope when he comes back to Van and they do their video tribute to him they show him jumping in to save Stetcher. Stand up guy.

    Good deal for Canucks and Miller.

    • defenceman factory

      Couldn’t agree more. Ryan was never the most visible or vocal guy. Nothing he could have ever said would have spoken louder to his character.

      Best wishes to the Miller family.

  • LTFan

    I pretty much agree with all of the above comments. Buula already commented on him jumping in to assist Stetcher when he was jumped by Matt Martin of the Leafs. All the best in your time with Anaheim and in the years after hockey.

  • Pat Quinn Way

    Played us like a piano and leaves to go to a better teamin the same division with 18 million dollars in a Brinks armored truck smiling like a butchers dog, even though Benning begged him to stay on the same deal the Ducks gave him.

    Sh^t numbers and folded like a tent in a windstorm halfway through the season and now he’s off to our hated division rival. You well wishers are a goddamn disgrace. Where is your loyalty to your hockey club… whatever next, a petition to get Mark Messier into the Ring of Honour!!