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Signed a professional contract with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks on May 3, 2006, forgoing his final year of collegiate eligibility.
2005-06: Captain of the Spartans ... Michigan State's leading scorer with 18 goals and 25 assists (43 points) ... Netted eight power-play tallies and added a team-best four game-winners ... blocked 26 shots on the season, third best on the team ... +7 ... Named the CCHA Best Defensive Forward, and also took home the CCHA Ilitch Humanitarian Award at the league's annual awards show ... Was named the Team MVP at the Spartans' annual award banquet, in addition to capturing the Amo Bessone Award for Athletic, Scholastic, and Community Involvement ... One of seven finalists for the Hockey Humanitarian Award, one of the two premiere awards in college hockey ... Named to the CCHA All-Tournament Team ... CCHA Tournament's leading scorer with eight points (4-4-8) ... Scored the game-winning goal in the Lefty McFadden Invitational opener against Wayne State (10/8) ... Drew the lone assist on Chris Mueller's game-winning goal in the second game of the Lefty McFadden Invitational against North Dakota (10/9) ... Turned in a two-goal performance in the series opener at Cornell (10/28), with his power-play goal at 14:22 of the first period and an even-strength score at 2:48 of the third ... Assisted on Tyler Howells' power-play goal in the series finale against Cornell (10/29) ... Continued building on his point streak with a two point performance against Northern Michigan (11/4) with a power-play goal at 9:10 of the first period and a later assist. With his two points, Miller broke the 50-point plateau for his career ... Collected his second power-play goal of the weekend against Northern Michigan (11/5), as well as an assist to extend his point streak to four games, tying a career high ... Had his four-game point streak snapped in a 2-2 tie with Ferris State (11/8) ... Had an assist on Chris Mueller's shorthanded goal, at 3:14 of the first period in a 7-4 loss to Nebraska-Omaha (11/12). ... Tallied two assists in the 3-3 tie against WMU (11/18); one on Chris Mueller's second goal of the night, and one on Colton Fretter's goal at 16:20 of the second period ... Scored his fifth power-play goal of the season at 19:59 of the first period in the 3-1 loss to Wisconsin (11/25) ... Collected an assist on Bryan Lerg's third goal against Bowling Green (12/2) in the 3-0 MSU victory. The assist was Miller's 30th helper in his Spartan career ... Drew an assist on Justin Abdelkader's power-play goal in the first period against UAF (12/9), and added another on Colton Fretter's third-period goal in the 4-4 tie ... Contributed an assist on Justin Abdelkader's power-play goal in the first period in a 3-0 MSU win at Alaska-Fairbanks (12/10). The assist was Miller's 60th career point ... Tallied two assists in MSU's 3-2 GLI semifinal victory over Michigan Tech (12/29). His first came on Justin Abdelkader's game-tying goal, and his second helper came on Colton Fretter's overtime game-winner ... Extended his point streak to a career-high five games with his assist on Tyler Howell's power-play goal in a 6-3 loss in the GLI Championship to Colorado College (12/30) ... Scored an even-strength goal at 16:38 of the first period and a power-play goal at 5:59 of the third stanza for his sixth multiple-point game of the season in MSU's 5-1 victory over Wayne State (1/7) ... Assisted on Colton Fretter's game-winning strike in a 2-0 win against Michigan (3/17) ... Matched his career high with three assists, including a helper on Colton Fretter's game-winner, in a 4-3 overtime win at Nebraska-Omaha (1/20). His overtime assist marked the 70th point of his career. ... Collected the 30th goal of his career with a first-period marker against Michigan, earning Perani Cup second-star honors (1/27). ... Scored his second game-winning goal of the season in a 2-1 win over Notre Dame (2/3) ... Contributed the secondary assist on Nick Sucharski's game-winning goal in 3-2 win over Miami (2/17) ... Extended his point streak to four games with his goal at 19:46 of the second period in a 3-1 win over Miami (2/18) ... Potted the eventual game-winner midway through the second period at Lake Superior (2/23) ... Scored his eighth power-play goal of the season and the 18th of his career in Michigan State's 2-2 tie with Lake Superior State (2/25). ... Spearheaded a 6-1 victory for the Spartans with a four-point performance (1g, 3a) in the second of three games against Alaska Fairbanks in the CCHA Quarterfinals, tying his career high for points in a game. (3/11) ... Recorded his second career hat trick in the quarterfinal-clinching tilt against Fairbanks, which included a first-period shorthanded tally (3/12) ... Assisted on David Booth's game-winning tally in the CCHA Championship game against Miami (3/18), a 2-1 Spartan victory ... Tallied one goal in his final collegiate game, a 5-4 loss to Maine in the NCAA Regional Final (3/26).
2004-05: Assistant captain Recorded 17-16--33 totals in 40 games to rank third on MSU in scoring Second on the squad and tied for ninth in the CCHA with nine power-play markers Second on squad with 17 goals; 16 of his 17 markers came during CCHA play Tied for second on the squad at +15 MSU's Most Improved Player Picked up a helper on the game winner vs. New Hampshire (Oct. 17) First goal of season vs. Nebraska-Omaha (Oct. 30) Scored power-play goal in back-to-back games against Ferris State (Nov. 5-6); also added an assist in Saturday's 5-1 win Two goals at Michigan (Nov. 20) Picked up State's third goal in 4-0 win at Wisconsin (Nov. 26) Tallied power-play marker at Bowling Green (Dec. 4) Tallied a goal and an assist at Notre Dame (Dec. 11) Posted two assists, including a helper on the game winner, in State's 2-1 OT win over Michigan (Dec. 30) First career hat trick in State's 5-4 loss at Western Michigan (Jan. 14) to earn No. 2 star of the game honors Power-play goal vs. Lake Superior (Jan. 21) Scored a pair of goals in a span of 2:46 in 2-2 OT tie at Michigan (Feb. 4) His second goal with 1.2 seconds left sent the game into an extra session Career-best four-point night (two goals, two assists) in State's 6-3 win over Bowling Green (Feb. 26) His first goal at 18:19 of the second tied the game at three, while his second goal at 5:17 of the third gave State a 4-3 lead it would not relinquish Tallied power-play goal in 3-2 win vs. Notre Dame (March 4) Picked up assist on first goal in 2-1 win at Notre Dame (March 5) Career-best three helpers in 5-0 win over Nebraska-Omaha (March 17) in the CCHA Super Six Quarterfinals Missed the final game of the season vs. Alaska Fairbanks (March 19) with a thumb injury.
2003-04: Appeared in 41 games with 4-6--10 totals Picked up first points of the season with a pair of assists vs. Michigan Tech (Dec. 27) Scored first collegiate goal vs. Northern Michigan (Jan. 2) Drew an assist on MSU's first goal in 3-2 loss to UMass-Lowell (Jan. 10) Set up MSU's game-winning goal in 1-0 blanking of Bowling Green (Jan. 16) Scored MSU's first goal in 4-2 win at Ohio State (Jan. 23) Drew an assist on MSU's game-tying goal in 3-2 win at Alaska Fairbanks (Feb. 14) Sat out the March 5 Michigan game after receiving a 5-minute major for fighting and a game DQ vs. UNO (Feb. 21) Tallied power-play marker vs. FSU (March 12) Scored game-winning marker and added an assist in 5-3 victory over FSU (March 13) en route to No. 1 star of the game honors.
PRIOR TO MSU: Played for the River City Lancers of the United States Hockey League in 2002-03 Selected to the USHL All-Star team Posted 29 goals and 24 assists for 53 points in 71 games Added nine points (five goals, four assists) to rank at the USHL's sixth-leading scorer in the playoffs Teammate of current Spartan netminder Dominic Vicari at River City Spent two seasons (2000-02) with the Capital Centre Pride of the North American Hockey League Registered 18 goals and 16 assists for 34 points in 54 games in 2001-02 Added 4-3--7 totals in 37 games in 2000-01.
PERSONAL: Born Feb. 17, 1984 Majoring in general management Enjoys fishing and wood working Graduated from East Lansing High School Four-year letterwinner in lacrosse, earning all-state honors as a senior Full name is Andrew Nickname is "Drew" or "Droopee" Favorite NHL Team: Colorado Avalanche Favorite NHL Player: Joe Sakic Lists "American Chopper" as his favorite television show and "Matrix" as his favorite movie Son of Dean and Teresa Miller Father (Dean - 1978-79), grandfather (Butch - 1956, '59), brother (Ryan - 2000-02) and uncle (Lyle - 1964) all lettered for the Spartans in hockey, as did cousins Kip (1987-90), Kevin (1985-88) and Kelly (1982-85) Miller and Curtis (1996-99) and Taylor (1996) Gemmel Says his father is his biggest hockey influence because "he always pushes me to be my best and is very supportive" Selected by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the sixth round (186th overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
Career Statistics YEAR GP G A PTS +/- PIM 2003-04 41 4 6 10 -3 10-39 2004-05 40 17 16 33 +15 10-20 2005-06 44 18 25 43 +7 15-30 TOTALS 125 39 47 86 +19 35-89