LATEST | Two former Canucks coming out of retirement: They're back in the NHL

Published August 18, 2023 at 7:17 PM
BY FELIP GOSSELIN

The goaltender Ryan Miller had an illoustrous career guarding the cage for 4 different NHL teams over his 18 seasons career. He chose to retire from the game in 2020-2021 after playing with the Anaheim Ducks and now it appears he's making his way back into the NHL.

Earlier today, Frank Seravalli broke the news that after taking a 2 year break away from the game, Miller his back in the NHL as the Sharks announced they had hired him and Thomas Vanek as scouts:

‘'Notable additions to #sjsharks staff today: Ryan Miller has been hired as goalie scout and goaltending development; Thomas Vanek has been hired as an amateur scout with Minnesota as his territory.

Both Miller and Vanek were teammates with #sjsharks GM Mike Grier in Buffalo.''




Miller is a goaltender that's won pretty much every imaginable award in hockey except for the Stanley Cup, the 1999 Draft product spent a total of 3 seasons with the Canucks between 2014 and 2017. Over that span, the American managed 64 wins in 150 starts. He had the most success in Vancouver in 2014-2015 where he gathered 29 W's in 45 starts.

Thomas Vanek also joins the Sharks scouting crew. The Austrian was with the Canucks for parts of the 2017-2018 campaign during he collected 56 points in 80 outings.
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