Tuesday, October 1st
WATERBURY, Vt. - Former University of Vermont men's hockey captain Kevan Miller '11 was back in the Green Mountain State this week, but instead of green and gold, Miller was wearing the Black and Gold of the Boston Bruins.
Miller, who spent the past two seaons playing for Boston's AHL affiliate in Providence, has made the Bruins regular season roster as an extra defenseman.
Miller and the Bruins traveled to Vermont this week to participate in a variety of team-building activities before the regular season opener on Thursday. The team held a practice on Tuesday at the Waterbury Ice Center which was open to the public.
"I am excited for the opportunity," said Miller. "Playing in the NHL has always been a dream of mine, and this is another step toward reaching that goal. Coach Sneddon and the UVM staff have helped and supported me throughout my career. I wouldn't be where I am today without them."
The defenseman spent four years with the Catamounts from 2007-11, serving as team captain during his final two seasons. He skated in 144 career games and posted five goals, 25 assists, and 97 penalty minutes. Miller also helped lead Vermont to the 2009 Frozen Four and the 2010 NCAA Tournament.
The Bruins open the NHL regular season Thursday night at home against another former IceCat, Martin St. Louis and the Tampa Bay Lightning.
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