Miller made his mark in the Sault's hockey scene after signing with the Greyhounds in 2010 as a free agent. Since then, he has played 120 games in the Ontario Hockey League where he netted 11 goals and had 39 assists good for 50 career points in just two seasons.
him to develop even more.
Following his grade 10 year at White Pines, Miller was selected to play for the Sault Ste. Marie North Stars of the Great North Midget Hockey League. After having an outstanding season, he then signed with the Soo Thunderbirds for one season, earning an invite to the Greyhounds' training camp despite not being selected in the OHL Priority Selection Draft. He signed with the Hounds at the beginning of the 2010 2011 season.
When asked about his secret for success, Miller's advice for young players is to believe in themselves even if the odds are against them.
"Obviously last year not getting drafted was disappointing, but now it's starting to sink in and I'm more excited than anything just to take the next step in my career. (Last season) I had another opportunity to have all the (NHL) teams look at me and I was able to develop that much more. It was definitely helpful and it ended up working out so I'm happy."
organization last summer when he was invited to their Rookie and Main Development camps. He was eligible for last year's NHL draft, but was not selected. In hindsight, Miller said it was disappointing, but his experience at the Kings camp and an extra year with the Hounds enabled Puma Suede Black And Brown
Miller living the dream
His journey to being drafted by the current Stanley Cup champions began four years ago, when the 19 year old played in the Sault's high school hockey league for the White Pines Wolverines. His current trainer Mike Cowan was the head coach. Miller said he never thought he would Puma Rihanna be an NHL draft pick.
"When I was younger I was never one of the biggest players and I was definitely not one of the best defencemen my teams growing up playing (Sault) Reps. There's a lot of time before you really need to decide whether you want to pursue hockey or not, but there's no point in giving up. If you believe in yourself, take it and run with it.".
"I've always really loved hockey, and I've always wanted this to happen, but looking back a little while ago I don't think I ever would have thought this would Puma Suede All Blue
Colin Miller is living every kid's dream that has ever laced up a pair of hockey skates.
"All the way back since I played high school hockey, it's been a ride," Miller said.
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"It was kind of up and down whether I was going to get drafted this year," he said.
In Saturday's National Hockey League Entry Draft, the Sault native was selected 151st overall in the fifth round by the Los Angeles Kings.
As for next season, Miller said he is not yet sure where he will play. He is travelling to Los Angeles July 5 for a development camp, and will be training this summer to add some weight to his 6 foot one, 186 pound frame. If he does not play professionally next season, Miller plans to return to the Sault for his over age season.
"I'd like to play in the AHL (American Hockey League) for Manchester, but if not I will return with the Hounds," he said
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