The Buffalo Sabres reportedly made their first big splash of the offseason early Thursday evening.
Pending trade call, BUF will send 2nd round pick in 2021 and 5th round pick in 2022 to VGK for defenceman Colin Miller.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 28, 2019
Miller, a 26 year-old defenseman, has spent the last two seasons playing for the Vegas Golden Knights.
In 250 NHL games between the Golden Knights and the Boston Bruins, Miller has accumulated 99 career points (22 goals, 77 assists).
Miller found himself on the trading block in Vegas due to their less-than-desirable salary cap situation. Miller’s team-friendly contract, which has three years remaining at a cap hit of $3,875,000 per season, also made him a very hot commodity through multiple hockey communities.
In acquiring Miller, the Buffalo Sabres have four right-handed defensemen on their roster (Miller, Brandon Montour, Rasmus Ristolainen and Zach Bogosian) - certainly something to keep an eye on as the offseason continues.