Bruins sign Kevan Miller to two-year, $1.6 million extension

Bruins sign Kevan Miller to two-year, $1.6 million extension
January 21, 2014, 7:15 pm
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Kevan Miller's deal will pay him $1.6 million over the two seasons following this season.

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As it turns out, Kevan Miller's style of play is exactly what the Boston Bruins are looking for.

The big, physical defenseman signed a two-year, one-way contract through the 2015-16 season, with an annual cap hit of $800,000.

Miller, who has appeared in 16 games for the Bruins this season, has a goal and an assist with seven penalty minutes. The 26-year-old has skated in 19 games with the Providence Bruins this season and has registered two goals and three assists with 39 penalty minutes. He has skated in 154 career AHL games with Providence from 2011-2013, notching seven goals and 38 assists.

Miller played well in the Bruins' 3-2 win over the Kings on Sunday, knocking around Kings star Dustin Brown on numerous occasions.

“He was really solid for us tonight," Claude Julien said of Miller after Monday's game. "Big body, threw some heavy checks, and was a big factor in our win today because again, we’re a little young back there.”

Miller was asked about his future with the team after the game as well, where he said he was just taking things "one day at a time". He's undoubtedly feeling a lot better about that future today.