B’s Defenseman Miller Announces Retirement From NHL

After some challenging years of injury-plagued hockey, Boston Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller announced on his Instagram account that he will be retiring from the game of hockey.

In this statement, he said that it wasn’t a very easy decision to make, but he really appreciates his time in Boston. Miller missed the tail end of the 2014-15 NHL season due to a shoulder separation and in most recent years he has sustained serious knee injuries. The rugged defenseman wouldn’t play at all in the 2019-20 season due to injury and in the playoffs this past year, he was knocked out of this year’s playoffs after a receiving a high hit from Dmitri Orlov. It could very well be a career ending injury.

In 352 career NHL games, the Los Angeles California native garnered 13 goals, 58 assists and 71 points to go with 281 PIMS.

Miller became a fan favorite without doubt in certain circles for his willingness to throw big hits and drop the gloves, even if he didn’t play the flashiest or fanciest brand of hockey.

2021-06-05 20:10USAHeadout: Miller is out of commission due to a head injury, and he will miss an undetermined length of time..
2021-05-28 13:10USAHeadout: Miller is tending to a head injury, and he will not be active for Game 1 of the East Division finals versus the Islanders..
2021-05-12 15:10CBSRestDay-to-Day
2021-04-23 13:10USAUndisclosedprobable: Miller has been sidelined with a foot infection, but he is likely to be in the lineup Friday versus the Buffalo..
2021-04-16 12:10TSNUndisclosedday-to-day, Undisclosed injury
2020-01-21 01:40ESPNKneeMiller (kneecap) skated on his own Monday, Joe McDonald of The Athletic reports.
2019-12-17 01:40ESPNKneeMiller (kneecap) underwent an additional procedure on his knee and remains out indefinitely, Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston reports.
2019-11-23 01:40ESPNKneeMiller (kneecap) had a setback in his recovery, which will push back is recovery timeline.
2019-11-08 03:10ESPNKneeMiller (kneecap) remains sidelined, but could return the “week after next,” according toMatt Porter of The Boston Globe.
2019-10-08 02:40ESPNUndisclosedir
2019-09-17 02:10ESPNKneeMiller (kneecap) is not in line to be ready for the start of the regular season, Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald reports.
2019-06-15 02:10ESPNKneeMiller suffered a fractured knee cap that required surgery at the end of the regular season, Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston reports.
2019-05-21 02:10ESPNLower BodyMiller suffered a setback in his recovery from a lower-body injury, Eric Russo of the Bruins’ official site reports.
2019-05-08 02:10ESPNLower BodyMiller (lower body) has not been ruled out for the playoffs.
2019-04-25 02:10ESPNLower BodyMiller (lower body) had a setback in his recovery and is considered week-to-week heading into a second-round clash with Columbus, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.
2019-04-14 03:10ESPNLower BodyMiller (lower body) isn’t in the projected lineup for Saturday’s Game 2 against the Maple Leafs, NHL.com’s Amalie Benjamin reports.
2019-04-06 20:40TSNLower Bodyday-to-day, Lower-body injury
2019-03-30 02:40ESPNUpper BodyMiller (upper body) is considered a game-time decision for Saturday’s game against the Panthers.
2019-03-21 03:10ESPNUpper BodyMiller (upper body) is in line to resume practice in advance of Saturday’s game against the Panthers.
2019-03-11 03:10ESPNUpper BodyMiller (upper body) won’t be joining the Bruins on their three-game road trip, according to coach Bruce Cassidy.
2019-03-01 18:40ESPNUpper BodyMiller (upper body) is doubtful for Saturday’s game against New Jersey.
2018-12-21 03:10ESPNUndisclosedMiller (larynx) participated in practice Wednesday, Eric Russo of the Bruins’ official site reports.
2018-12-07 03:10ESPNNeckMiller (neck) was placed on injured reserve Thursday.
2018-11-29 03:10ESPNUndisclosedMiller sustained a cartilage injury to his larynx after taking a puck to the throat versus Toronto on Tuesday and will be re-evaluated in five weeks.
2018-11-20 03:10ESPNHandMiller (hand) is slated to dress for Wednesday’s matchup with Detroit.
2018-11-12 03:10ESPNHandCoach Bruce Cassidy said Miller (hand) could return by the end of the Bruins’ road trip, Amalie Benjamin of NHL.com reports.
2018-10-26 03:10ESPNHandMiller (hand) will be reevaluated in three weeks, according to Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy.
2018-09-24 13:40NBCUndisclosedIllness (day-to-day)
2018-02-21 03:10ESPNUpper BodyMiller (upper body) will remain out of the lineup for Tuesday night’s contest in Edmonton.
2018-02-14 03:10ESPNUpper BodyMiller (upper body) sported a red non-contact jersey at Tuesday’s practice and is not expected to suit up for the evening’s contest against the Flames.
2018-02-06 03:10ESPNUpper BodyMiller (upper body) wasn’t present for Monday’s practice.
2018-01-21 03:10ESPNUndisclosedMiller (illness) will miss a third consecutive game Saturday against the Canadiens, Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston reports.
2017-12-13 14:10TSNUndisclosedday-to-day, Personal reasons
2017-10-27 03:10ESPNKneeMiller (knee) will be in the lineup for Thursday’s game against the Sharks, Fluto Shinzawa of The Boston Globe reports.
2017-10-14 03:10ESPNLegMiller suffered an apparent leg injury during Friday’s practice.
2017-05-12 03:10ESPNShoulderMiller is dealing with a shoulder injury, but it will not require surgery, Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe reports.
2017-01-24 03:10ESPNUndisclosedMiller was present for practice Monday.
2017-01-17 03:10ESPNConcussionMiller (concussion) won’t play Monday against the Islanders.
2016-12-16 03:10ESPNFluMiller will not play in Thursday night’s contest against the Ducks due to a flu bug/virus.
2016-11-25 03:10ESPNHandMiller (hand) is a game-time decision for Thursday night’s game against the Senators.
2016-11-16 03:10ESPNHandMiller (hand) practiced Tuesday and accompanied the Bruins as they traveled to Minnesota for Thursday’s game against the Wild.
2016-10-14 03:10ESPNHandMiller (hand) is on injured reserve, according to the NHL’s official media site.
2016-10-06 13:40CBSKneeKnee
2016-04-06 03:10ESPNLower BodyMiller (lower body) said after the Bruins’ morning skate that he was ready to play Tuesday against the Hurricanes, CSN New England reports.
2016-03-12 03:10ESPNUpper BodyMiller (upper body) is viewed as a game-time decision for Saturday’s game against the Islanders.
2015-12-05 03:10ESPNArmMiller (concussion) participated in pregame warmups, but didn’t take part in line rushes, indicating he won’t play Friday against the Flames.
2015-11-27 03:10ESPNConcussionMiller is dealing with a concussion, the Boston Globe’s Fluto Shinzawa reports.
2015-11-19 13:40ESPNUpper BodyMiller (upper body) will miss at least the next four games, per Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald reports.