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Nailers sign rookie defenseman Miller

Friday, October 23rd
Nailers sign rookie defenseman Miller

WHEELING, W.Va. - The Wheeling Nailers, ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, are announced the team has signed defenseman Matt Miller to a contract for the 2020-21 season.Miller, 25, is set to begin his professional career, after attending The Ohio State University for four years, where he led the Buckeyes in points by a defenseman during each of his final three seasons. His highest goal total was seven, which came during his sophomore year, while his highest point total was 22, which occurred during his junior season. Miller posted 64 points (19g-45a) in 119 career collegiate games. Ohio State reached the NCAA Tournament in three consecutive seasons, including a Frozen Four appearance in 2018, and also won the Big Ten regular-season championship in 2018-19.Prior to college, the East Palestine, Ohio native played parts of five seasons of junior hockey in the United States Hockey League, primarily with the Youngstown Phantoms. Miller posted back-to-back 13-point campaigns in 2014-15 and 2015-16. His older brother is J.T. Miller, who plays in the National Hockey League with the Vancouver Canucks.

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