Miller time is officially over in Vancouver.
After much speculation, Ryan Miller will in fact be going to the Anaheim Ducks next season. He signed a two-year deal worth $2 million per season earlier on Saturday.
OFFICIAL: Goaltender Ryan Miller is coming to Anaheim!
— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) July 1, 2017
This comes as little surprise to many, as there had long been rumours of Miller wanting to sign in California to be closer to his wife, who is an actress in Hollywood.
Miller played great for the bulk of his three seasons with the Canucks. Despite a lot of losing, Miller surely has a lot of fond memories in Vancouver.
The most notable, of course, is his two-year-old son Bodhi Miller. Bodhi was born in Vancouver on March 20, 2015, shortly before the Canucks played the Calgary Flames in the playoffs.
Shortly after the announcement that he was off to Anaheim, Miller (and his son) took some time to reflect on their days as Canadians.
“Thank you to the Canucks organization and fans in Vancouver for wonderful memories,” Miller said on his Twitter. “Bodhi’s home town will always be a part of us.”
Bodhi had a little something to
say sing too…
— Ryan Miller (@RyanMiller3039) July 1, 2017
Many fans dreaded the idea of Miller coming to Vancouver a few seasons ago, but the aging goaltender acted like a true professional both on and off the ice during his three seasons here.
He’s now off to join fellow former Canucks Kevin Bieksa and Ryan Kesler in Anaheim.
Good luck, Ryan!
— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) July 1, 2017