Ryan Miller was a standout goalie for years on the Buffalo Sabres.  He's represented the United States in the Olympics already...and this year, he's going back.

There is no question in most Buffalo Sabres fans' minds that Miller deserves a permanent spot on the team.  He is the winningest American-born goalie in NHL history.  Now, many of you are saying, "I thought Ryan Miller retired from hockey this year.  How come he's still on the Olympic team?"

He will be behind the bench this time.

Miller has been named as an assistant coach on the 2022 United States ice hockey Olympic team.

You may remember Miller was on the silver medal team at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, where he was 5-1 with a 1.35 GAA, .946 save percentage and one shutout.

Then again, he was wearing the red, white, and blue in the 2014 Olympics at Sochi.  Although they didn't have as good of a finish in that tournament, Miller could still brag that he was 1-0 with a 1.00 GAA and .944 save percentage.

Miller is much like Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, Fred Jackson, and Ryan Fitzpatrick in the sense that they will always be "Buffalo guys."  They still love this area, and we still love them.

Recently, Miller even mentioned in an article on NHL.com how he felt like he owed the city of Buffalo and how he tried hard to do right by us.

"I felt like I was doing something I was very lucky to be doing and Buffalo was allowing me to do it, so I should be trying to make Buffalo a better place by giving my time and giving attention and sometimes giving opportunity or money to different charities which would just make the community rise up just a little bit. That would just make me feel better about what I was getting from Buffalo." - Ryan Miller

The head coach of the 2022 U.S. Olympic team will be Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan.  Other assistant coaches include Nashville Predators coach John Hynes, former New York Rangers head coach David Quinn, and Pittsburgh Penguins assistant coach Todd Reirden.

 

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