Andy Miele
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Andy Miele

Hometown:

Grosse Point Woods Michigan

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1988-04-15

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2006

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

5-8

Acquired:

Free agent signing, 2011

Weight:

175 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2008-09: In his second season with Miami University-Ohio (CCHA), Andy Miele put up 31 points in 41 games, scoring 15 goals and notching 16 assists.

2009-10: Following Miele’s breakout year with Miami Univeristy-Ohio (CCHA) in 2008-2009, Miele took his scoring to the next level. Appearing in 43 games, he scored 15 goals and added 29 assists, finishing above a point-per-game pace with 44 points.

2010-11: Miele was awarded the Hobey Baker Award as the top player in NCAA hockey and was one of three college players to represent the USA at the 2011 IIHF World Championship. Miele, was the leading scorer for Miami University as a senior and led the nation in points and assists, scoring 24 goals with 47 assists in 39 games. He was +22 with 35 PMs. Miami finished third in the CCHA and won its first ever league playoff title, advancing to the NCAA tournament. Miele skated in two of eighth-place USA's seven games in Slovakia and was an even plus/minus with 2 assists. Miele signed a two-year, entry-level contract with Phoenix in April, 2011.

2011-12: Miele made the Coyotes out of training camp in his first pro season, appearing in five games before being sent to AHL Portland, and was re-called for two late December games. In seven games with Phoenix he was minus-three with no points and 6 penalty minutes; averaging just under nine minutes of ice-time per game. Miele was the leading scorer for the AHL Pirates, scoring 13 goals with a team high-38 assists in 69 games and was minus-three with 45 penalty minutes. Portland finished third in the Atlantic Division; missing the playoffs by two points.

2012-13: Miele made one NHL appearance with Phoenix in a February game against the Stars and was the leading scorer for Coyotes AHL affiliate Portland in his second pro season. He was +1 with no points nor penalty minutes in nine minutes of ice time for Phoenix. Miele scored 19 goals with 34 assists in 70 AHL regular season games and was +3 with 72 penalty minutes. The Pirates finished second in the Atlantic Division and were swept by Eastern Conference champion Syracuse in the first round with two of the three losses in overtime. Miele scored 1 goal with 2 assists and was +1 with 15 penalty minutes in the series. He was re-signed as a restricted free agent to a one-year contract by Phoenix in July, 2013.

 

Talent Analysis

Tremendously gifted offensively with a very high skill level, Miele is an undersized forward who makes putting up points look easy. A playmaker by trade, he can also surprise opposing goaltenders with a quick release and accurate shot. He has not had any trouble at this point transferring his offensive prowess from the NCAA to the AHL.

 

Future

Miele has shown no problem adjusting his game to the AHL and has been very successful with Portland. He will be in high consideration for a 2013-14 NHL roster spot but will have to do battle with veterans like Kyle Chipchura or Rob Klinkhammer for the position. He is on a one-year deal so a big year would help Miele in both the present and future.

 

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