Legendary NHL goaltender Ryan Miller has announced that he will retire at the conclusion of the regular season.
"It was a dream come true when I played my first NHL game and it has been a privilege to spend 18 years as a professional," stated Ryan Miller in a statement from the Anaheim Ducks. "I have decided that I am going to retire after the season having been given more time doing what I love than I could ever have hoped for."
Miller is the winningest American-born goalie in NHL history, collecting 390 total wins across 18 NHL seasons. The 40-year-old also leads all American goaltenders with a career .914 SV% and is second in career shutouts (44).
"Congratulations to Ryan on a storied career. You inspired us with your play but also your charitable work throughout your 18 NHL seasons," said Ducks owners Henry and Susan Samueli. "We are so proud to say the winningest American-born goaltender in NHL history set the record while playing for the Ducks. Congratulations on a fabulous career."
Ryan Miller signed with the Ducks as a free agent in 2017 after previously making his mark with the Sabres, Blues, and Canucks. Other accomplishments in his marvelous career include a 2001 Hobey Baker Award (given to the top NCAA men's hockey player), capturing a Vezina Trophy in 2010, and winning a silver medal in the 2010 Winter Olympics.