Bruins Defenseman Kevan Miller Announces Retirement From The NHL

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) – On Wednesday morning, Boston Bruins veteran defenseman Kevan Miller announced his retirement from hockey after seven seasons in the NHL.

Miller, who came off a series of injury-riddled seasons, expressed his reasoning for his retirement through a statement published on his Instagram.

“Although my spirit for the game is there, unfortunately my body isn’t, Miller said. “My overall health and my family are now the priority. This was not an easy decision to make but it’s time to hang up my skates.”

When healthy, Miller was known for his toughness and reliable play. He would average more than 18 minutes of ice time over his 352 career game span.

“I will miss the small things,” Miller continued in his statement. "The program rituals, the group chats, post practice shenanigans, thank you to all of my teammates past and present.”

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Miller said that he called New England home for almost 18 years.

He played college hockey at the University of Vermont and spent time with the Providence Bruins before getting called up to the NHL.

Miller was sure to thank the region for the support he received over his career.

“People say it a lot, there’s nothing like playing for a New England team,” Miller said, “that statement couldn’t be more true. As players it’s hard to voice our appreciation for all of the support but here’s my best shot. THANK YOU, We love you guys.”

Miller closed the statement by saying that he will “forever” be a Bruin.

WBZ NewsRadio's Drew Moholland (@DrewWBZ) has the story

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