NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
NOJHL MEDIA UPDATE
Release Date: Sunday, June 14, 2015
Photo credit: theahl.com
Ex-NOJHLer Miller wins AHL Calder Cup title with Manchester Monarchs
SUDBURY – Former Soo Thunderbirds and Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League defenceman Colin Miller is celebrating an American Hockey League championship having helped the Manchester Monarchs hoist the Calder Cup Saturday defeating the Utica Comets 2-1 to take the best-of-seven final in five games.
The 22-year-old Miller finished tied for second among all AHL defencemen in playoff production with 10 points in 19 games on two goals and eight assists.
His plus-12 rating was also second between D-men in the league in postseason plus-minus.
A 2012 draft choice of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, Miller finished knotted for second in points amongst AHL blueliners during the course of the regular season with 52, including 19 tallies.
The Sault Ste. Marie product earlier in the campaign captured both the fastest skater and hardest shot events at the 2015 AHL All-Star Skills Competition.
His blast of 105.5 miles per hour was the hardest shot in the 20-year history of the AHL Skills Competition.
Miller was also named a second-team AHL all-star for his overall efforts this season.
He spent the 2009-10 campaign with the Thunderbirds amassing 30 points from the point in 46 outings helping his hometown Sault Ste. Marie side win the league’s Western Division crown and advance all the way to the NOJHL finals where they fell in seven hard fought games to the Abitibi Eskimos.