Goaltender Ryan Miller was the hockey MVP of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, when he led the U.S. to within a goal of its first men's hockey gold medals in 30 years, before Sidney Crosby scored in overtime to deliver the gold medals to Canada. Miller was also named the Olympic tournament's Most Outstanding Goaltender, setting the record for the lowest goals-against average (1.35) by an American goalie in an Olympics, to go along with a stellar .946 save percentage. Miller would go on in 2010 to also win the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's best goalie while playing for the Buffalo Sabres, his NHL team since 2002.
- Named men's hockey MVP at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
- Won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goalie in 2010.
- The Eastern Conference's starting goalie at the 2007 NHL All-Star Game.
- Was a member of the 2006 U.S. men's Olympic hockey team, but did not see any game action in Torino.
- Playing college hockey at Michigan State, he set the NCAA career record for shutouts (26) and in 2001 he won the Hobey Baker Award, which is given annually to men's NCAA's top hockey player.
Things to know:
1. Is married to actress Noureen DeWulf, who is most known for her role as 'Lacey' on the FX TV show "Anger Management", which stars Charlie Sheen.
2. His brother, Drew, is a forward for the Detroit Red Wings and his uncles, Kevin, Kelly and Kip, were also all NHL forwards.
3. Just as Ryan Miller won the Hobey Baker Award as NCAA men's hockey's top player in 2011, his uncle, Kip, won the Hobey Baker in 1990.