Stars sign defenseman Colin Miller to two-year contract

FRISCO, Texas — Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed a defender Colin Miller to a two-year contract worth $3,700,000 with an annual average value (AAV) of $1,850,000.

Miller, 29, skated in 38 regular-season games during the 2021-22 campaign with the Buffalo Sabers and earned 14 points (2-12=14). Among team blueliners, he ranked second in power play time on ice per game (1:27), while also ranking third in points (14) and assists (12).

“Colin is a puck-moving defenseman that will add experience and a right shot to our defensive core,” Nill said. “We are excited to have him under contract with our organization for the next two years.”

The seven-year NHL veteran has appeared in 387 career regular-season NHL games with Buffalo, Vegas and Boston, amassing 136 points (29-107=136). After being selected by the Golden Knights in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft from Boston, the blueliner posted career highs in goals, assists and points (10-31=41) in 82 regular-season games during the 2017-18 season. Miller has also skated in 30 career Stanley Cup Playoff games with Boston and Vegas and has registered 11 points (4-7=11) and 18:33 time on ice.

On the international stage, Miller served as an alternate captain for Team Canada at the 2021 IIHF World Championship. He posted one assist (0-1=1) in four games en route to a gold medal.

The 6-foot-1, 198-pound native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., was originally selected by Los Angeles in the fifth round (151st overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft.

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