Drew Miller played for River City in the United States Hockey League (USHL) in 2002-03. The 6'2, 165-pound winger had 25 points in 49 regular season games and helped the River City Lancers to the USHL Finals. In the playoffs he scored 9 points in 11 games as the Lancers fell to Lincoln, three games to one. Selected to the USHL All-Star team.
Cousin to Kip, Kelly and Kevin Miller and brother of Buffalo netminder, Ryan Miller.
A two-way forward, Miller is a worker on the ice. His determination and desire to win leads him to help out his team in anyway possible from driving the net to backchecking to killing penalties. A natural leader due to his drive, Miller’s willingness to drive to the net and fight off opposing checkers is there, but he still lacks the strength to fight through the checks and make things happen.
Miller might lack the physical presence to be an effective checker and he hasn’t been able to be a dependable offensive threat at the NHL level as of yet, but his versatility and work ethic should ensure a lengthy pro career.