Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Athlete Profile: Ryan Miller
While Ryan Miller lead the US Olympic hockey team to a silver medal in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and was the MVP of those Olympics, miller currently finds himself in a new role in 2014 for team USA, backup. Despite Millers work for the 2010 team, Jonathan Quick, goalie for the LA Kings, has earned the starting role for the US olympic team for the Sochi games. Even with a reduced role, Miller has embodied the Olympic spirit and has become the ultimate team player in supporting the new US goalie. "I want this team to succeed, and I've been seeing things within the game that are different from the NHL, and we've been playing pretty much strictly NHL-style hockey for a long time," Miller said. Miller has been a veteran presence on a young US team and has helped Quick on the ice and in the film room along with imparting his knowledge and experience. With Quick starting and Miller serving as a uniquely capable and qualified backup, the US attack will start in goal.