Boston Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller announced he would retire from the NHL on Wednesday via an Instagram post. The 33-year-old cited injuries for his reason of retirement.
“Although my spirit for the game is there, unfortunately my body isn’t. My overall health and my family are now the priority. This was not an easy decision to make, but it’s time to hang up my skates,” Miller said.
Miller missed the entire 2019-20 season because of a lower-body injury. The Los Angeles native also missed this year’s playoffs due to a high hit from Dimitri Orlov. These injuries piling up for Miller looked to have seriously impacted his decision to step away from hockey.
The undrafted defenseman played his entire career with the Bruins. In his career, he totaled 13 goals, 71 points and 281 penalty minutes in 352 games played. His best season came in 2015-16 when he scored five goals along with 18 points in 71 games played.
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