Wings sign goalie Brandon Miller

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

A familiar face returned to the Philadelphia Wings on Wednesday. The team signed goalie Brandon Miller to a contract. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The netminder has been a pro athlete since 2001. He was initially acquired by the Wings during the 2008 season.

Brandon Miller
Brandon Miller (Photo by the Philadelphia Wings)

He was acquired in a trade with the Chicago Shamrox. In exchange, the Wings sent Matt Roik and defenseman Brad Self to the Windy City.

The Shamrox also acquired the Wings 2009 first-round draft pick, along with their 2010 second-round draft pick. The Wings acquired the Shamrox’s second-round pick in the 2008 Draft.

The previous Wings franchise traded Miller to the Toronto Rock on March 18, 2014. In exchange, the team received Kyle Belton, a conditional second-round pick, and a fourth-round draft pick in the 2014 NLL Draft.

Miller played for the franchise from 2014 through 2017. He announced his retirement from the sport in Sept. 2018.

He accepted the goal tending coach role with the Rock’s coaching staff at the time following his retirement.

In the National Lacrosse League, he has played for the Albany Attack, before the team relocated to California to become the San Jose Stealth. He then moved onto the Shamrox, Wings, and Rock.

The Orangeville, Ontario, Canada native is a two-time NLL All-Star in 2007 and 2011. He also was named a second-team All-Pro in 2013.

The Wings goaltender situation is in flux. They traded Doug Buchan to the Buffalo Bandits for Zach Higgins in July.

With this addition, there’s a good chance that Miller could be the team’s starting goalie once again when the season starts.

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