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Joe Miller

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jersey no 1
born 6-Oct-1900 Morrisburgh, ONT
height 5'9"
weight 170
died 12-Aug-1963
Acquired : • 18-Oct-1930 - Transferred to Philadelphia after Pittsburgh franchise relocated
Lost : • 16-Feb-1931 - Released

Was the Pirates’ goaltender during their last two years in Pittsburgh … At age 16 in 1916-17, he played in goal for the Pittsburgh AA of the X-Games league. His 1.54 GAA and 37-3-0 record impressed the hockey locals … First played in the NHL for the New York Americans in 1927-28 … On loan from the Americans, filled in for injured Rangers goalie Lorne Chabot in the last three games of the Stanley Cup finals in 1928 as the Rangers won their first Cup. Miller gave up only three goals in three games (record was 2-1), but this is often overshadowed by 44-year-old coach Lester Patrick’s performance in the nets the night Chabot was hurt, leading the Rangers to a 2-1 win. … Miller came to Pittsburgh at the start of the 1928-29 season a trade with the Americans for Pirate goalie Roy “Shrimp” Worters ... Played in every Pirates game over two years except one, when he sat out the first two periods of a 6-5 loss to the Rangers in Pittsburgh January 18, 1930 (Andrew “Red” Spooner was in goal for the first two periods) … Miller, at age 30, played in goal for the Quakers for their first 12 games and, three weeks later, part of a 13th (when he reappeared briefly on January 10, 1931 as Wilf Cude’s third-period replacement, reportedly looking weak and 15 pounds underweight) … The Philadelphia press said Miller yielded his goaltending spot to the younger Cude because he was suffering from the “grippe” … Quakers trainer Archie Campbell said years later that Miller was “just about worn out” thanks to the Quakers’ porous defense … Called a “rugged performer” by the Philadelphia Inquirer, and a “rotund, jovial, smiling faced veteran” … Nicknamed “Red Light” by some who thought the red goal light had a habit of lighting up just behind him when he was in goal …Charles Querrie of the Toronto Daily Star wrote a concise summary of Miller on December 24, 1928: “Miller in goal is good, but we have seen better.”… In 1931-32, played 20 games for the Syracuse Stars of the IHL (2.43 GAA), retiring at the end of that season … Did not return to the NHL after he played for the Quakers.



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Regular Season
Year
GP Mins GA Avg W L T SO Shts Pct
1930-3112740473.81 291 04280.883
Totals12740473.81291 04280.890





Regular Season
Year
GP G A Pts PIM +/- PP SH GW GT Sht Sh%
1930-31 12000 0
TOTAL 12000 000 0000

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