Check Out Ryan Miller’s Great Retro Gear
Vancouver’s Ryan Miller is preparing to roll back the clock, with this awesome new set up that harks back to the Canuck’s early years, as Ryan Biech revealed on twitter today.
Utilising the clubs classic black, red and yellow colour scheme, Miller’s new gear has been designed especially to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the organisations move to the Rogers Arena, then called General Motors Place, in downtown Vancouver.
The 35-year old teamed up with Bishop Designs to produce a sleek new mask design that echoes some of the artwork worn by club legend Kirk McLean in the early 1990s.
The distinctive colours and iconic ‘V’ shapes make it both a striking design, but also a beautifully simple one.
The mask also features the clubs old flying skate logo, which was used from 1978 to 1997, on either side with the back plate including some personal touches, notably the names of Miller’s wife Noreen, their son Bodhi and his dog, Puck.
The Michigan native’s gloves and pads also feature the famous Canucks’ ‘V’ that appeared on the club’s jerseys from 1978 to 1986.
Now in his second season with the Canucks, Miller has posted a .915 save percentage and 2.69 goals-against average whilst compiling a 11-12-7 record, and appears to be playing a little more aggressively this term.
The Michigan State alumni recently missed six games with a lower body injury, but has been in good form since his return, turning away 129 of 136 shots faced as Vancouver fight to secure a playoff berth in the tight Pacific Division.
And with team Captain Henrik Sedin out of the line up until after the All Star break, the Canucks are likely to lean on Miller even more heavily as the club looks to stay in the playoff hunt – though there are some who have expressed concern that the Canucks might use Miller too heavily, risking further injury, in this bid to stay in the race.
The Canucks currently sit fourth in the Division, ninth in the West, but are tied on points with both San Jose and Arizona, who sit immediately above them in the Pacific, and trail Colorado by just two points in the wild card race.