Rick Jeanneret Breaks Jersey Retirement News to Ryan Miller [VIDEO]
The Buffalo Sabres have not made the postseason since 2011. It's been a tough past decade for Buffalo hockey fans, but if you ask any Sabres fan, they will tell you they would give anything to have the post-lockout teams of 2005-2007 back again.
While Daniel Briere and Chris Drury were hugely popular on those teams, there was no more beloved Sabre on those teams than Ryan Miller.
The Sabres longtime goaltender was drafted in 1999 in the fifth round, and broke out as a prospect the following season at Michigan State. He played for the Sabres for 11 years and retired from the NHL in 2021.
Miller is the winningest goaltender in Sabres history, as well as the winningest U.S. born goaltender in NHL history.
This week, Ryan was back in Buffalo to be inducted into the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame. During his visit, he got a surprise.
On Friday, the Sabres announced they would retire Miller's number 30 jersey next season. Miller joins Dominik Hasek as the only goaltenders to have their jersey numbers retired.
The Sabres tweeted out the video where Miller found out the news. He found out from the jumbotron, courtesy of Rick Jeanneret.
Rick broke the news to Miller in front of his family and it's very emotional.
Miller is without a doubt one of the most beloved Sabres of all-time. For Sabres fans in their 20's and 30's, he might be the most beloved Sabre of all-time.
This is the right decision and good on the Sabres for not wasting any time.