|Ducks winger Drew Miller
For the first at any level of their respective hockey careers, the paths of Ducks forward Drew Miller and his brother,
Making matters interesting is the fact that left winger Drew will be looking to score on his brother minding the net for the Sabres.
“You don’t see it too often in the National Hockey League, where brothers face each other and it’s goaltender versus forward,” Ryan said.
Headed into Wednesday night’s game, Drew isn’t quite sure what emotions to expect. What he does know is that both he and his brother are looking for bragging rights.
“It’s going to be weird,” Drew said. “I want to score on him and he wants to stop me. That’s the name of the game. He’s definitely a great goalie. Any way to score would be great. I know if I get shots on the net and I don’t score, he’s going to chirp for awhile.”
As Ryan took the same path he took through
|Sabres goalie Ryan Miller
“He played junior hockey before I did and then college and pro,” Drew said. “Every step of the way he had advice. It’s been great to have him to talk to.”
While the Sabres, who won last year’s President’s trophy, fell short of the Stanley Cup in falling to
“It was hard for him to come out for the playoffs, but it meant a lot to me that he came and got to see me play because he hadn’t been able to see me play in a long time,” Drew said. “It was a really big thing for him to do. We’re best friends. Anything he’d do for me, I’d do for him.”
As Drew is in the midst of his first full season with the Ducks this year, Ryan has been admiring his brother’s blossoming game from afar.
| Drew Miller Highlights
Ryan Miller Highlights
“Drew’s worked really hard,” Ryan said. “He’s a real strong playmaker and can play with anybody. I think that’s a unique skill to have at the pro level is when you can play with many different lines and be effective.”
Along with the Drew and Ryan, the entire Miller family knows a thing or two about hockey. In all, the Millers have had 10 members of the family play hockey at
“This will be a very unique and fun opportunity for us and our family to have brothers playing against each other,” Ryan said.
Along with the Miller showdown, the Sabres coming to Honda Center also gives Ducks left winger Brad May a chance to play against the team he broke into the NHL with and played for from 1991-1998. Having played for four teams all in the Western Conference since leaving
“I haven’t played against
Following Tuesday’s practice, Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said he sees plenty of talent in the Sabres, who have transitioned well since the offseason free agency departures of Chris Drury (NY Rangers) and Daniel Briere (
While the Ducks are looking to bounce back from two straight losses to