Happy Birthday Ryan!
The letter began, “Dear Chris…” and ran off a number of encouraging words for the lad. At the end of the note, Chris’ eyes lit up as he heard the phrase, “Sincerely, Ryan Miller” and it was revealed to have come from the Sabres netminder’s Steadfast Foundation.
Then, a signed puck was presented to Chris and he burst into tears — I mean, big honking joyful ones — and the kid couldn’t stop hugging his mom. His favorite hockey player knew about him and wanted to say, “Hello!” Chris wasn’t the only one sans dry eyes and I’m tearing up reliving the moment right now.
You can read the rest of this lovely story on Nick Mendola’s website.
Ken Kal catches up with Michigan native and Buffalo goaltender Ryan Miller to talk about his return to the Joe and playing against his brother Drew.
Jacob’s Make-A-Wish was to meet Ryan Miller! Miller met Jacob after practice on Thursday, January 12.
This will be Jacob’s first year playing goalie. Miller gave Jacob a bunch of pointers and the Sabres goaltending coach, Jim Corsi provided instruction along with Jhonas Enroth.
Not only did the goalies meet Jacob after practice but so did a bunch of the other guys! Jacob protected the net against shots from Drew Stafford, Christian Ehrhoff, Luke Adam and Nathan Gerbe!
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