29-Year-Old Left Wing – Detroit Redwings
Drew Miller Contract Information:
Agreed to a three-year, $4.05 million deal with the Red Wings in June of 2013.
Miller lit the lamp twice, including the game-winner, Sunday versus the Senators.
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Age is determined on October 1st of each season.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Miller played in a career-high 80 games for the Wings last season and made his greatest contribution on the score sheet with a career-high 14 goals and 25 points. Entering camp, he's not guaranteed a regular spot on the fourth line, although the uncertain health of Patrick Eaves undoubtedly increases his chances of remaining a depth option in Detroit.
Miller has been a nice fourth-line contributor during his time in Detroit, producing 37 points in 133 games since being claimed off waivers from Tampa Bay during the 2009-10 season. He does many of the little things right, endearing himself to the coaching staff in the process and struggling to offer much to fantasy owners as a grinder and penalty killer.
After being claimed off waivers from Tampa Bay, Miller proved to be a versatile checking-line option with good speed and the ability to play center or the wing as needed. He potted double-digit goals for the first time in his young career, but an expanded role is unlikely after he re-signed with Detroit this summer. Look for him to continue grinding away on the third and fourth line for head coach Mike Babcock again this time around.
Miller is a decent offensive talent with a defensive conscience, which means some day he'll be a decent lower-level fantasy pick. But this year, he's likely without value -- the Bolts have Alex Tanguay and Ryan Malone ahead of him on the depth chart.
Miller spent 26 games in Anaheim last season and picked up just five points. He was more effective at the offensive end in Portland (36 points in 31 games) and despite signing a two-way deal with the Ducks before the start of training camp, he's got a decent chance at sticking as a third or fourth liner for the entire campaign if he impresses. For now, he's a player to watch rather than a player to throw a dart on, however.
The 2003 draft pick will begin the year in Portland of the AHL. In his first regular season playing in the AHL he posted 36 points (16 goals and 20 assists) in 79 games. Keep him on your radar, as he is one of the first in line for a call up with the big club.