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Pioneers Mourn the Passing of Tom Miller

Tom Miller is pictured in the front row, second from the right.
Sept. 27, 2017

The Denver Hockey Family was saddened to learn of the recent passing of alumnus Tom Miller earlier this week at the age of 70. During his three seasons at the University of Denver, the Kitchener, Ontario native posted 134 points (57 G - 77 A) in 94 games and was a member of the 1968 and 1969 national championship teams.

Miller earned Second Team All-WCHA honors in 1969 after leading the team with 33 assists. He finished his collegiate career 35th among Denver’s all-time scorers. In addition to helping the Pioneers win back-to-back championships, Miller helped Denver to a second-round WCHA playoff victory in 1968, a WCHA regional playoff victory in 1969 and was named to the NCAA All-Tournament team in 1969.

Following his time at Denver, Miller embarked on a six-year professional career across the Central Hockey League, American Hockey League and National Hockey League where he logged 41 points (16 G - 25 A) in 118 NHL games as a member of the Detroit Red Wings and New York Islanders.

Away from the rink, Miller earned a degree in civil engineering and developed a passion for carpentry. He spent 30 years making custom furniture before retiring.


 

 

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