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Joe Miller
Position Goalie
5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
170 lb (77 kg)
Teams NHL
New York Americans
Pittsburgh Pirates
Philadelphia Quakers
St. Paul Saints
Niagara Falls Cataracts
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born October 6, 1900(1900-10-06),
Morrisburg, ON, CAN
Died August 12 1963 (aged 62),
Pro Career 1916 – 1932

Joseph Anthony "Joe" Miller (October 6, 1900 in Morrisburg, Ontario – August 12, 1963) was a Canadian ice hockey goaltender for the New York Americans, New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Pirates and the Philadelphia Quakers.

He started out playing for the Ottawa New Edinburgh of the Ottawa City Senior League from 1918-24. He then turned pro with the St. Paul Saints. After some time in the minor pros. he made it to the New York Americans in 1927.

Joe Miller was a playing for the New York Americans in 1928 when by an interesting set of circumstances his Stanley Cup opportunity arose. With the Americans out of the playoffs he had gone to the Stanley Cup finals games between the New York Rangers and the Montreal Maroons. At the time NHL teams only carried a single goaltender so when the Rangers netminder Lorne Chabot was injured the Rangers coach and General manager Lester Patrick asked the Americans and the Maroons for permission to use Miller for the remainer of the series. The American agreed but Montreal Maroons head coach Eddie Gerard forced Lester Patrick to play goal for the rest of that game. After the game finished Lester Patrick when through formal channels with the NHL and got Joe Miller on a short term loan from the New York Americans. Miller played 3 games for the Rangers and won the 1928 Stanley Cup for the New York Rangers.

He was returned to the Americans after the playoffs. He later played for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Philadelphia Quakers. Miller retired in 1932 after a season with the Syracuse Stars.

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