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Check Out Ryan Miller’s Great Retro Gear

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.

Ryan Miller's retro pads feature the Canucks classic V

Ryan Miller’s retro pads feature the classic Canucks ‘V’

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.

Miller's retro Vaughan gloves also feature the old style yellow and red V

Miller’s new gloves also feature the old style red and yellow ‘V’

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.

You can find more of Bishop Designs work on their website, Facebook page and Twitter feed. Meanwhile, check out these great close ups of Miller’s new retro mask:

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About The Author

Rob McGregor

A member of the InGoal Magazine family since 2014, Rob is also Media Manager for the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) in the UK and a former goaltender in Great Britain's third tier National League (NIHL).

5 Comments

  1. cheesecurd

    nasty

  2. Marek

    But doesn`t Miller use CCM blocker ?

  3. Stefan

    He should wear this design permanently. It looks so much better than his actual gear especially the mask. Of course it doesn’t fit the Canucks colours so it won’t happen.

  4. Rich

    The Best Uniforms Ever Designed for Hockey…Period. Really will jump out in High def

  5. Josh L

    Classy design.