|Assets:||Has an excellent work ethic and above-average defensive instincts. Will play through traffic. Kills penalties with aplomb. Can play either wing position.|
|Flaws:||Has been unable to translate his offensive acumen to the pro game. Could stand to add more strength and fill out his 6-2 frame to help prevent injuries.|
|Career Potential:||Versatile, veteran defensive forward.|
|NHL||Stanley Cup||2006-07 (Anaheim)|
|4/21/2016||Missed the last 40 regular season and all 5 playoff games (lower body injury).|
|1/11/2016||Lower body injury, injured reserve.|
|1/06/2016||Missed 14 games (broken jaw).|
|12/22/2015||Broken jaw, injured reserve.|
|12/05/2015||Broken jaw, sidelined indefinitely.|
|6/29/2013||Re-signed by the Detroit Red Wings to a three-year contract.|
|5/18/2013||Missed the last 4 regular season and first 8 playoff games (broken right hand).|
|4/21/2013||Broken right hand, remainder of the regular season.|
|10/08/2012||Signed with Braehead Clan (EIHL).|
|7/01/2011||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Detroit Red Wings to a two-year contract.|
|7/06/2010||Re-signed by the Detroit Red Wings to a one-year contract.|
|11/11/2009||Claimed off waivers from the Tampa Bay Lightning.|
|8/13/2009||Acquired from the Anaheim Ducks.|
|3/19/2009||Recalled from Iowa (AHL).|
|3/04/2009||Assigned to Iowa (AHL).|
|2/27/2009||Recalled from Iowa (AHL).|
|2/06/2009||Assigned to Iowa (AHL).|
|1/26/2009||Recalled from Iowa (AHL).|
|1/22/2009||Assigned to Iowa (AHL).|
|1/03/2009||Recalled from Iowa (AHL).|
|10/02/2008||Assigned to Iowa (AHL).|
|9/19/2008||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Anaheim Ducks to a two-year contract.|
|6/25/2008||Anaheim Ducks tendered a qualifying offer.|
|1/20/2008||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|1/14/2008||Recalled from Portland (AHL).|
|1/03/2008||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|11/30/2007||Missed 3 games (knee injury).|
|11/25/2007||Knee injury, day-to-day.|
|10/06/2007||Recalled from Portland (AHL).|
|9/24/2007||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|4/16/2007||Recalled from Portland (AHL).|
|9/26/2006||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|5/03/2006||Signed by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim to a two-year contract.|
|5/03/2006||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|11/11/2009||Claimed off waivers by the Detroit Red Wings from the Tampa Bay Lightning.|
|8/13/2009||Tampa Bay Lightning traded Evgeny Artyukin to the Anaheim Ducks for Drew Miller and a tird-round draft pick in 2010.|
|6/22/2003||Drafted by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the 6th round (186th overall) in 2003.|
| 05/04/2016 10:49 AM
NewsMiller feels good about his surgically repaired knee and hopes to return to the Red Wings next season, MLive.com reports.
| 01/19/2016 2:31 PM
NewsMiller (lower body) will be out for 4-6 months after undergoing surgery to reconstruct his left ACL.
| 01/11/2016 3:44 PM
NewsMiller (lower body) is considered questionable for Monday's game against the Kings.
| 01/05/2016 1:42 PM
NewsMiller (jaw) is cleared to return to action Thursday against San Jose, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
| 12/28/2015 5:00 PM
NewsMiller (jaw) is currently listed on injured reserve, according to the NHL media site.
| 12/04/2015 12:24 PM
NewsMiller (jaw) will undergo surgery on Saturday and be out for six weeks, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
| 12/03/2015 10:58 PM
NewsMiller (undisclosed) could miss extended time due to an undisclosed injury suffered in the first period of Thursday's game against the Coyotes, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
| 12/03/2015 8:36 PM
NewsMiller exited Thursday's game in the first period with what appears to be a head injury, the Detroit Free Press reports.
| 12/02/2015 12:34 AM
NewsMiller scored his first goal of the season in Tuesday's shootout win over the Sabres.
Drew Miller scores twice against Senators | 12/02/2013 11:24 AM
NewsDrew Miller potted two goals, including the game winner, in Detroit's 4-2 win over Ottawa on Sunday.
ImpactHe has scored three of his four goals in his last three games. Miller is a dependable bottom-six forward for the Red Wings, but he doesn't have any fantasy value.
Drew Miller scores his first goal of 2013-14 | 10/27/2013 9:56 AM
NewsDrew Miller netted his first goal of the 2013-14 campaign on Saturday.
ImpactMiller has firmly established himself as a bottom-six forward with Detroit and has managed to chip in occasionally in that role. It still hasn't been nearly enough to make him worth owning in fantasy leagues and we don't think that will change.
Drew Miller's new deal is worth $4.05 million | 06/14/2013 3:28 PM
NewsDrew Miller's recently signed three-year extension with the Detroit Red Wings is worth $4.05 million.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactMiller will come with a $1.35 million cap hit after earning an average of $837,500 annually with his old deal. "It feels great," Miller said about re-signing with Detroit. "I'm excited, my wife is excited, my family is excited. This is where I wanted to be. It's a great organization, great coaching staff, great bunch of guys. We have a lot of talent in the locker room, and I believe we'll be a very good team next year." He doesn't have any fantasy value in standard leagues, but he's a solid bottom-six forward.
Report: Drew Miller re-signs with Detroit | 06/14/2013 1:18 PM
NewsDrew Miller has reportedly inked a three-year extension with the Detroit Red Wings.
ImpactMiller was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer after completing his two-year, $1,675,000 contract. He had four goals and eight points in 44 games this season.
Wings improve penalty kills with Drew Miller | 05/25/2013 4:50 AM
NewsThe Red Wings have killed off nine straight Blackhawks' power plays heading into tonight's Game 5 at the United Center and helping to give Detroit a 3-1 series lead over the No. 1 seeded Chicago team.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactThe Blackhawks haven't converted on a man advantage since winning the opening game of the second-round series. "I think we've been able to do some good things, disrupt them up ice and make it hard for them," defenseman Niklas Kronwall said. "We know that they're so talented, all they need is once chance and the puck's in. We've been able to do a good job there, I think." The hot streak on penalty kills coincided with the return of left winger Drew Miller (broken thumb). He entered the series for Game 2, giving the Wings three options on the fourth line to use as penalty killers, in Miller, Patrick Eaves and Cory Emmerton. As Kronwall put it, "Millsie getting back in the lineup's been huge for us."
Drew Miller's GWG caps strong Game 3 effort | 05/20/2013 10:53 PM
NewsDrew Miller's goal 8:20 into the second period turned out to be the game winner in Monday's 3-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.
ImpactMiller's goal wasn't nearly as pretty as some of the others scored Monday night, but that doesn't make it any less important. The gritty winger charged the net and swatted home the rebound of a Patrick Eaves shot only 30 seconds after Gustav Nyquist made it 1-0 for Detroit. Miller also logged a shift of 3:15 early in the second period, most of which was spent in the defensive zone and started with the tail end of a Blackhawks power play.
Babcock happy with return of Drew Miller | 05/19/2013 7:17 AM
NewsCoach Mike Babcock was very pleased to have Drew Miller back in the lineup.
ImpactMiller was out of the Detroit lineup since April 20 with a hand injury before returning Saturday. "I've got three penalty killers now on the fourth line," Babcock said. "Millsie knows how to play in all positions and he can really skate and get on the forecheck. He's not a big man but he's got a great stick and knows how to play, and so he makes us a much better team." Miller's return to the lineup bumped Todd Bertuzzi to the press box.
Drew Miller 'felt good' in his return | 05/18/2013 7:30 PM
NewsDrew Miller logged 12:07 minutes on Saturday in his return from a hand injury.
Impact"I felt good," said Miller. "I was ready to go for sure, I skated a lot, and I felt fine, didn't have any issues." He had a shot on goal and a blocked shot. He also helped the Red Wings kill penalties in their 4-1 victory.
Drew Miller returns to Red Wings' lineup | 05/18/2013 1:00 PM
NewsDrew Miller (hand) will return to Detroit's lineup on Saturday.
Elliotte Friedman on Twitter
ImpactMiller said on Friday that he wasn't 100%, but he felt good enough to play. This will be his first game since April 20.
Miller thinks he'll be good to play Saturday | 05/17/2013 5:33 PM
NewsDrew Miller (hand) believes he's ready to return to the Red Wings' lineup.
Detroit Free Press
Impact"I wouldn't say it's 100% percent, but I wouldn't say it's far off," Miller said. "I think I can play. I'm comfortable with it. I thought practice today was the big step to see how it was. I got through practice and I felt fine and everything, I had no pain. I feel like I was able to perform what I need to perform to be able to play. As far as I'm concerned, I'm available." Miller had four goals and eight points in 44 regular season games. Consider him probable for Game 2 on Saturday.
Drew Miller's hand doesn't need surgery | 04/24/2013 2:57 PM
NewsDrew Miller's broken hand won't require surgery and he's hoping to return during the playoffs should the Red Wings qualify and advance deep.
Detroit Free Press
Impact"I'm pounding the calcium and Vitamin D," Miller said. "Hopefully, I can be back on the ice and skating and be in the weight room to do as much as I can to be ready. Hopefully, we get in, and then I'll do as much as I can to help out and get back as soon as I can." He expects to need at least four weeks to recover.
Drew Miller lost for season with broken hand | 04/21/2013 10:06 AM
NewsDetroit forward Drew MIller suffered a broken hand in the first period of Saturday's shootout loss to the Canucks and will miss the remainder of the season.
ImpactIt's a tough break for Miller despite the fact he has struggled this season, scoring only four times in 44 contests. He's a bigger loss for the Red Wings than he'll be for fantasy teams.
Drew Miller leaves with upper-body injury | 04/20/2013 11:06 PM
NewsDrew Miller won't return to Saturday's game because of an upper-body injury.
Ben Kuzma on Twitter
ImpactMiller played just 2:44 before leaving against the Canucks. He has eight points this year.
Drew Miller seeing action as top-six forward | 03/25/2013 6:56 AM
NewsDrew Miller has been playing on a line with Henrik Zetterberg and Valtteri Filppula.
ImpactMiller gets a top-six role with the Red Wings struggling with some injuries and the demotion to the press box of Damien Brunner. He has two goals in the last three games with one coming on the power play.
Drew Miller enters contract year in 2013 | 01/15/2013 9:33 AM
NewsDrew Miller is in the final year of a two-year contract.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactMiller will make $850,000 which will be pro-rated due to the shortened season and went over to Scotland to play during the lockout where he scored 15 goals and added 15 assists in 23 games. "This is a big year for myself," Miller said. "I'm up for a contract after this year. I want to give myself any advantage I could to come in and be ready to go when hockey did start. I hope that it pays off. "It's something that I can look back on and say I'm really happy and glad I went over there and spent that time over there." Look for bottom-six minutes for Miller this season and for him to sign a similar contract.
Drew Miller to return from stint in the UK | 01/03/2013 6:45 PM
NewsDrew Miller's lockout stint with the Braehead Clan in the UK Elite Ice Hockey League is projected to end after this weekend.
ImpactHe has recorded 14 goals and 14 assists in 22 games, but will return to North America after playing in two more outings with the NHL lockout looking like it could end shortly. Braehead thanked him for his presence in the lineup on their website.
|Goals||1||vs. Buf||Dec 1||1|
|Assists||1||vs. TB||Oct 13||1|
|Points||1||2 times-last:vs. Buf||last:Dec 1||2|
|Penalty Minutes||2||at Edm||Oct 21||7|
|Plus/Minus||1||3 times-last:at StL||last:Nov 21||2|
|Power Play Goals||0||28 times-last:at Ana||last:Jan 10||0|
|Power Play Points||0||28 times-last:at Ana||last:Jan 10||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||28 times-last:at Ana||last:Jan 10||1|
|Shorthanded Points||0||28 times-last:at Ana||last:Jan 10||1|
|Shots||5||vs. Buf||Dec 1||5|
|Games||82||2 times-last: 2014-15 (Det)|
|Penalty Minutes||25||2014-15 (Det)|
|Power Play Goals||1||2 times-last: 2012-13 (Det)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||3 times-last: 2014-15 (Det)|
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