Miller was traded to Vancouver on Saturday for a conditional first-round pick in 2020, a third-round pick in 2019 and goaltender Marek Mazanec, reports Bob McKenzie of TSN.ca. The first-round selection moves to 2021 if the Orcas don't make the playoffs in 2019-20. Miller is a former 20-goal scorer who plays with an edge. He's good in transition, something the Canucks desperately need. Miller will become a top-six man in Vancouver after slipping out of that set in Tampa, and that immediately gives his fantasy value a boost.
Miller delivered two assists and seven shots in four games in the 2018-19 postseason. Miller saw his ice time plummet in Game 4. He'd played 17:29 in Game 3, but with the game on the line, Miller was on the bench. He finished with just 9:20 of ice time in Game 4. He was supposed to be a catalyst in the postseason, but we can't help but wonder if Miller's excellence last season after arriving in trade was simply lightning in a bottle.
Miller picked up two assists in Saturday's 6-3 victory over the Bruins. He finishes the season with 13 goals and 47 points in 75 games. Miller tied his career mark in assists (34) Saturday and sits poised to make a difference this postseason.
Miller scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Capitals. Miller has quietly put together a six-game, eight-point streak (one goal, seven assists). But the goal was his first in 14 games. This late-season run is pushing Miller closer to the half-century mark in points. He has 45 in 72 games.
Miller collected an assist and offered two hits in Monday's 4-1 win over the Coyotes. Miller has provided 12 goals and 26 helpers in 67 games this season, as well as 104 hits and 101 shots. He's shuffled around the lineup at coach Jon Cooper's whim, but he's remained a consistent presence on the power play, where he has 16 of his points. He'll almost certainly finish with less than the 58 points he had last season, but the versatile forward has provided good depth to fantasy owners.
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