Miller is among five people elected to the US Hockey Hall of Fame

Miller went 391-289-87 with one draw, 2.64 goals-to-average, .914 savings and 44 closings in 796 games (772 starts) in 18 NHL seasons with the Buffalo Sabers, St. Louis Blues, Vancouver Canucks, and Anaheim Ducks. He was 28-27 with a 2.52 GAA and .913 savings percentage and three closes in 57 Stanley Cup games (55 starts).

“This is a very special and happy moment,” Miller said. “I am proud every time I wear this red, white and blue shirt, but I remember as a kid watching the games at the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics, if you could go back that far. I was only inspired by the American players and just proved that I am American and my goal is to play Hockey and to excel and be the best I can be.

“There is always that feeling that USA hockey was there and was in attendance and I am happy that I could spend my time with the national team and cherish these moments, and also my time in the NHL. Playing hockey in different ways just brought that joy that I felt as a kid.”

Steve Cash, three-time Paralympic gold medalist; twin sisters and US Women’s Team Gold Medal winners Jocelyn Lamoreau-Davidson and Monique Lamoreau-Morando; The late Jim Johansson, a former USA Olympic hockey player and longtime CEO, will also be honored at the 50th Induction Gala Dinner in the Hall on November 30 at the River Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Leicester Patrick Cup, awarded annually to Distinguished Service to Hockey in the United States, will be presented on that date as well.

“These five individuals have had an enormous positive impact on the game of hockey in America,” said US Hockey President Mike Tremboli. “They have all made countless contributions to the game throughout their remarkable careers and their impact will be felt for years to come. We look forward to being honored as the 50th class in the US Hockey Hall of Fame in November.”

Here’s a look at the Class of 2022:

Ryan Miller

Born in East Lansing, Michigan, he is 42 years old and ranks 14th on the NHL win list, one by one. Dominique Hasek. Miller has 17 more wins than John Vanbisbrookwho ranks second among US-born goalkeepers (374). Jonathan Quick The Los Angeles Kings top active US-born goalkeepers and are fourth on the all-time list with 359 wins, 10 times fewer than Tom Paraso.

Selected by the Sabers in the fifth round (#138) of the 1999 NHL Draft, Miller was 284-186-56 with one draw in 11 seasons with the Buffalo. He is Cypress’ all-time leader in wins and is second in the closing with 28, behind Hasek (55). Miller won the Vezina Cup voted NHL Goalkeeper of the Year in 2009-10, when he was 41-18-8 with 2.22 GAA, 0.929 save percentage and five finishes in 69 games (68 starts).

Traded with the Blues on February 28, 2014, he was 10-8-1 with 2.47 GAA and .903 savings and one closing in 19 games. Miller then played three seasons for the Canucks. He was a 16-64-68 with a 2.69 GAA, .914 savings and 10 stops in 150 games from 2014-2017. He signed with The Ducks as a free agent on July 1, 2017.

Miller was a silver medalist with the United States during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. He was named MVP of the tournament, winning five of six games with a 1.35 GAA, 0.946 savings and one closing.

He announced his retirement from hockey on April 29, 2021. Cypress, number 30, will retire on January 19, 2023.

Steve Cash

Nicknamed “money” by his teammates, the five-time World Champion Cash won 103-16-7-33 (W-OTW-OTL-L) with 1.22 GAA and 898 savings in 150 games as a U.S. member. . Hockey skates team for 16 seasons. He won four medals and allowed three goals in 15 international matches.

He earned a spot on the US list for the 2006 Paralympic Games as a 16-year-old with the national hockey team in the 2005-06 season and helped the US finish third in Turin, Italy.

The Overland, Missouri native helped the United States win three consecutive gold medals at the Paralympic Games. At the 2010 Winter Paralympics, he set a Paralympic record with five lockouts and no goal-allowing in Vancouver. Cash was named Best Male Athlete with a Disability at the 2010 ESPY Awards.

Cash’s right leg was amputated when he was 3 years old due to osteosarcoma (bone cancer). He was named Man of the Year at the 2009 Paralympic Games by the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee.

“One of my fondest memories is being able to bring down a puck in a St. Louis Blues game and get a fist from Ryan (Miller) beforehand,” Cash said. “I think that mutual respect…Being able to watch him compete for several seasons and represent the United States is something that will be near and dear to my heart for the rest of my life.”

Jocelyn Lamoreau-Davidson

Lamoreaux-Davidson helped the United States women’s national team clinch its first Olympic gold in 20 years when she scored a remarkable penalty shootout goal to give her country a 3-2 victory over Canada in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Championship match.

The forward led the United States with four goals and earned a spot on the Media All-Star Team in 2018. She took silver at the 2014 Sochi Olympics and 2010 Vancouver Olympics, scoring six goals and 10 assists in 15 Olympic games.

Lamoureux-Davidson has also competed in seven IIHF Women’s World Championships and helped the United States win six gold (2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017) and one silver (2012). She had 42 points (19 goals, 23 assists) in 34 World Championship matches.

Born in Grand Forks, North Dakota, she played a group role at the University of Minnesota (2008-2009) and the University of North Dakota (2010-13). She had 285 points (125 goals) in four college seasons.

She played 14 seasons with the US women’s national team and 2 seasons (2015-17) with the Minnesota Whitecaps.

“When I think about the past and think about the inspiration, the 1998 Nagano Olympic women’s national team was,” Lamoru-Davidson said. “Monique and I watched them win a gold medal when we were in the first row, and it really made our Olympic dreams come true and the aspirations of Team USA. We were fortunate to wear red, white and blue for so many years. Everyone mentions the penalty shootout goal. [I scored]Which, for most people, is probably the defining moment of my career.”

Monique Lamouro Morando

Playing both front and back, Lamoru Morando scored late in the third game before twin Lamoru-Davidson beat it in a penalty shootout to give the United States the gold medal win over Canada at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics.

She helped the United States finish second at the 2014 Sochi Olympics and 2010 Vancouver Olympics and scored nine goals and seven assists in 15 professional Olympic games.

Lamoureux-Morando has also competed in seven IIHF Women’s World Championships and helped the United States win six gold (2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017) and one silver (2012). She had 50 points (19 goals, 31 assists) in 33 World Championship matches.

She earned a place on the Women’s World Championships Media All-Star Team as a striker in 2012 and as a defender in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Born in Grand Forks, North Dakota, she played a group role at the University of Minnesota (2008-2009) and the University of North Dakota (2010-13). She has 265 points (113 goals) in four college seasons and is the only player in NCAA history to have won the All-America title in two different positions in his career, including twice as a defender and once as a forward.

She played 14 seasons with the US women’s national team, two with the Minnesota Whitecaps (2015-17) and one with the Boston Blades (2014-15).

“I liked playing defense more,” Lamoro Morando said. “It was a fairly natural thing for me and I loved the fact that you’re behind the play, so you can kind of have the point of just seeing everything evolve and happen. Obviously, I loved playing forward with Jocelyn, so I couldn’t complain about that. “.

Jim Johansson

Johansson, who died of heart disease at the age of 53 on January 21, 2018, will be honored posthumously during the ceremony by his widow Abby Johansson.

Among the most significant achievements during Johansson’s tenure with USA Hockey, 64 medals (34 gold, 19 silver, 11 bronze) were awarded in a major international competition, as well as helping to launch and implement the highly acclaimed American development model and secure the USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth , Michigan, as the home of all American teams.

Johansson was the executive assistant director of hockey operations with the US hockey team at the time of his death.

He has been a champion with the US hockey team after joining the organization in 2000 as Director of International Activities and Relations with the US Olympic Committee. As CEO of USA Hockey, Johansson has been part of the management team for every Olympics since 2002, when the USA finished second in Salt Lake City. He was also part of the 2010 team in Vancouver that finished second.

Johansson was the general manager of the US Junior National Team for nine IIHF World Junior Championships and served on the world’s 16 junior teams. The United States won three WJC gold medals under Johansson (2010, 2013, 2017). He also placed third in the WJC in 2011, 2016 and 2018. Johansson was a member of the management team in 2004 when the United States won their first gold medal.

At the World Championship level, Johansson has served on the staff of 18 consecutive teams, beginning in 1999. He was team captain (1999-2004), assistant general manager (2005-2006), senior manager of hockey operations (2007) and associate CEO of operations Hockey (2008-17).

Born in Rochester, Minnesota, Johansson was selected in the seventh round (#130) of the 1982 NHL Draft by Hartford Whalers. He played center for four seasons at the University of Wisconsin, where he won the NCAA Championship in 1983, then played in the International Hockey League with Salt Lake City, Indianapolis, and Milwaukee from 1987 to 94. He also played for the United States at the Olympics in 1988 and 1992.

Johansson was honored with the Lester Patrick Trophy during the American Hockey Hall of Fame’s induction ceremony in Nashville in 2018.

“I am very proud of ‘JJ’ and know he will be very honored by his induction into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame,” said Ms. Johansson. “I am also incredibly proud of the impact he has had as an athlete and as a teammate and in charge, but not so much for what he has done on and off the ice as an administrator, but for his kindness and generosity toward others.

“JJ was very passionate about the players. He really loved being able to put teams together; it wasn’t necessarily one moment or one thing. I know how much the players mean to him and how much those relationships build as well. I think he’s walked the coaching path a little bit, but he told me he’s moved on to management because he liked to have these kinds of relationships with people rather than a coaching relationship.”