November 15, 2012

2012 M. HOCKEY | Excellence Out Front For the Red

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Senior forward Greg Miller has solidified a role as a staple to the Red’s offense over his years on the Hill. As a sophomore, he led the team in scoring and assists with four goals and 25 assists for 29 points. Last season as a junior, he retained his role as team leader in points, but this year at a higher margin. Miller had 14 goals on the season — more that triple his previous career total — and added 17 assists for a total of 31 points.

“Just learning how to score I think was something that I really worked on last year that I’m trying to bring over to this year and pass on to my linemates and other guys,” he said.

But Miller’s importance to the team does not end with his scoring capabilities. He also finished last season with a plus-21 rating. This impressive posting earned him a spot as a finalist for ECAC Hockey’s Best Defensive Forward Award. Miller, who hails from Toronto, also posted a 54.4 perfect faceoff-winning percentage.

“His value goes both ways,” said head coach Mike Schafer ’86 “He’s a key guy on face-offs, a good guy in a five-on-five against another teams top forwards if you need [him] to be so he’s done a great job, he’s becoming a great player … He’s done the job, he’s in great shape and he’s ready to have a great year.”

So far this season, Miller has already notched up three goals and one assist, for a total of four points. He also has a plus-2 rating and a faceoff-winning percentage of 56.7.

“I try to help out where I can — I seem to be one of the face-off guys to go to and I’ve been on penalty kill for the last couple of years, and I’ve gotten some shots on power play which as been awesome,” he said. “We’ve done well over the last little bit so yeah, just kind of wherever is needed I see myself as trying to help out and fitting in and trying to do the best job that I can.”

Original Author: Dani Abada