Miller has the best season of his career
Miller came to Vancouver like a man on a mission. The former centerman turned left-winger had a career-high of 56 points coming into this season. Three seasons removed from his 2016-17 best, a lot of people (including MIller himself) were curious to see what the guy could really do. Living in the shadows of Steven Stamkos while playing in Tampa, Miller finally got his opportunity to be a top-line fixture in Vancouver.
Initially, he was thought to be the perfect winger for the captain. The chemistry was good, but only until Miller got the chance to play with Pettersson and Brock Boeser. Forget the duo of Miller with Bo Horvat! His skills with the team’s dynamic duo were simply off the charts.
Miller was the missing piece to the now called, “Lotto-line” which dominated the entire league for the vast majority of the 2019-20 season. This is where he really got rolling in terms of production. The puck-possession numbers were constantly above 60 and this trio of talent quickly became one of the best top lines across the continent.
Add Miller to the top power play unit and he finishes the shortened season with 72 points (27 goals, 45 assists) in 69 regular-season games. That’s 16 more points than his previous best in 13 fewer games played! Incredible to think that the guy known for bringing a team 45-50 points was capable of leading an entire team in points, goals and power play points.